So what you have here is a a want to modify
the divorce decree. And this is done by filing a a STIPULATION
. You can find it here
. One can search the page for "stipulation" and see that there are several forms. Depending on what one is modifying, a different form may be used (Motion/Stipulation to Modify Petition (Marriage), Stipulation Regarding Child Support Modification, etc).
The key here is that the pleading is JOINT by both parties. That means that both sign off on the pleading. In addition, one party would be the Petitioner and one the Respondent. The Respondent fills out and signs a Waiver of Service (here
) that is filed WITH the original pleading to modify.
This is then filed with the Court(s) at:
Douglas County Combined Courthouse
Castle Rock CO 80109
Once this is done, intake shall forward your matter to the Court that originally handled it. Find it here
A few days after filing, one should contact the court and asked if it was received. If so, then now the court takes over. The Judge can simply sign the stipulation if everything is in order. OR, the Judge can order an oral hearing, and let both parties know by mail, at which time any nuances would be clarified before the Judge signs off on it.
Once the stipulation is signed off on, it acts as an addendum to the decree and modifies what you requested.
1) read the INSTRUCTIONS for filing whatever stipulation form it is that will be picked out, for more specific instructions;
2) depending on the form, the WAIVER OF SERVICE may or may not be needed (but some included it anyhow for an abundance of caution).
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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