Property Division Helps Set The Financial Foundation For Post-Divorce Life

Identifying, valuing and dividing marital property are among the most complicated and potentially divisive issues in divorce. Often, both parties are concerned about starting post-divorce life with a solid financial foundation. Among other things, it must be determined whether either spouse will remain in the family home.

At the Law Offices of Brandon R. Ceglian P.C., in Highlands Ranch, our family law attorneys focus on resolving property division matters effectively and, whenever possible, without the stress that comes with a prolonged dispute. In our view, it doesn't make good sense to deplete a large percentage of marital assets arguing about who gets what. In those cases, it's only the lawyers who tend to come out happy.

We Keep Our Clients' Interests Top Of Mind

We want to put our clients in the best possible position to move forward financially and emotionally once a divorce is complete. Our experience and knowledge of Colorado's equitable property division laws allow us to put together creative agreements that protect our clients' interests.

Dividing property is especially complex for couples that have accumulated substantial assets. We understand the intricacies of dividing property in high-asset divorces. Call 720-256-2106.

One of the first steps in this process is to identify what assets are jointly owned and what assets are separately owned. Generally, assets acquired during the course of the marriage are considered marital assets. Separate property is anything that either party brought into the marriage, acquired after the parties were legally separated, or assets that either party inherited, whether that was during the marriage or after the separation.

If assets that were originally separate are combined with marital assets, properly identifying and valuing those assets can be difficult. For example, if one spouse inherits a home and uses a combined savings account to invest in repairs, properly valuing each party's stake in that home is a complex matter.

How Courts Decide Who Gets What

As with other decisions that get made during divorce, we prefer to help our clients reach agreement on property division without the need to litigate. If an agreement cannot be reached and the court must decide on property division, factors considered include:

  • The financial circumstances of each party
  • Whether one party will serve as a primary custodial parent and should receive the family home
  • Each party's contribution to the marital assets, including raising children and caring for a family home

Ready To Assist In Property Division Matters

We welcome the opportunity to help you navigate the complex property division process and protect your interests. Contact our law firm online, or call 720-256-2106 to arrange a confidential consultation.