Chief Justice Directive 99-01
SUPREME COURT OF COLORADO
Office of the Chief Justice
CONCERNING UNIFORM AND SIMPLIFIED FORMS
FOR FAMILY COURT MATTERS
A broad multi-discliplinary committee, which included members of the bar, judicial
officers, clerks, domestic case managers and users has worked for over the past three years to
produce a new standard form set for use in domestic relations matters. As part of the process,
family court forms and form sets from the major district courts throughout the state were
collected. The best forms from each jurisdiction, such as petitions, orders, financial affidavits, and
motions were reviewed, new forms were created, and the results were combined into the standard
form set which is now being promulgated for use throughout the Colorado court system.
The family court forms listed on the attached index, and others which may supplement this
set, are approved in principle for use in all Colorado state courts. They have not been tested in an
adversarial proceeding. These forms are being made available on a computer disk in PDF format
to each clerk of court, so that courts may print and produce their own blank forms locally, if they
choose to do so. To print these forms locally, Adobe/Acrobat Reader must be installed on a PC.
This software is being provided to each clerk. Because of the edited field feature of these forms,
information may also be entered to the forms on the PC and printed. These forms will also be
available via the internet on the Colorado Courts Home Page at (http://www.courts.state.co.us).
On the internet, these forms are in PDF format and have also been edited so that individuals may
fill out the forms on-line and print a completed form. Adobe/Acrobat Reader software is needed
to use the edited version of these forms on-line, as well as to print blank forms. This software may
be downloaded directly from the Colorado Courts Home Page. These forms may also be
downloaded, produced and sold to members of the public and the courts by any private vendor.