Recognition foreign divorce decree in Colorado

Me and my ex got divorced in Belgium, after getting married in Colorado 2 years
ago.
We would like to have this divorce decree recognized in Colorado.
What are the necessary steps to take and forms to fill out?

Thank you

Asked on March 28, 2018 under Family Law, Colorado

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The Office of the Attorney General in the state of Colorado is the place to start and get help in filing the foreign decree in the Colorado courts.  Wheil there is not treaty that is specific to this issue, foreign divorces are recognized in the US based upon what is called "comity." I am going to give you a link to the Colorado judicial system and their info pages.  Good luck.
https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/Forms_List.cfm?Form_Type_ID=86


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