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Family Law Research Guide

This guide is provided to assist patrons with family law research questions. There are sections specifically aimed toward Practitioners, Self-Help or Pro Se individuals, and Students. There is also a section that lists specific topics of interest to famil

Statutes

If Colorado is the appropriate jurisdiction for the family law matter you are researching, the relevant statutory law will be under Title 14, the Domestic Matters section of the Colorado Revised Statutes. This section is comprised of the following chapters:

  • ARTICLE 1. ADOPTION OF ADULTS
  • ARTICLE 2. MARRIAGE AND RIGHTS OF MARRIED WOMEN
  • ARTICLE 4.DOMESTIC ABUSE
  • ARTICLE 5.UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT
  • ARTICLE 6. NONSUPPORT
  • ARTICLE 7. PARENT AND CHILD 
  • ARTICLE 10.UNIFORM DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE ACT
  • ARTICLE 10.5. PARENTING TIME ENFORCEMENT ACT
  • ARTICLE 11. ACTIONS ORIGINATING IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS
  • ARTICLE 12. MARRIAGE COUNSELING
  • ARTICLE 13. UNIFORM CHILD-CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT
    • ARTICLE 13.5. UNIFORM CHILD ABDUCTION PREVENTION ACT
    • ARTICLE 13.7. UNIFORM DEPLOYED PARENTS CUSTODY AND VISITATION ACT
  • ARTICLE 14. CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES 
  • ARTICLE 15. COLORADO CIVIL UNION ACT

The Colorado Statutes are available in print in the Colorado section, Ready Reference, and on Reserve at KFC 1830, and online through Lexis, Westlaw,  and the Colorado legislature’s website.

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