Colorado marriage, divorce fees could rise |

Colorado marriage, divorce fees could rise

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Colorado couples getting married or divorced could end up paying bigger fees.

The Senate Appropriations Committee backed a bill Friday that would raise marriage and divorce fees to pay for programs to help victims of domestic abuse.

The measure would raise the marriage license fee from $10 to $30. Divorce petitions would go from $220 to $230 and divorce responses would be raised by $10 to $116.

The increases would take effect July 1 and raise an estimated $987,000 in the first year.

Half the money raised from the divorce fee increases would pay for legal fees for the victims of domestic violence. The rest of it and all the money from the wedding fee increase would go to groups that counsel and advocate for domestic violence victims.

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