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Property Division Archive

The house, car, business, retirement, student loan debt, marital debt... These are just some of the items that will need to be divided in a divorce.

 

Below you'll find articles on many different aspects of property division.

 

If you have questions about how things will be divided, please give us a call at 303-695-0200 or submit your questions.

 

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Must Read Articles about Property Division

529 College Savings Plan

How Does Divorce Affect 529 College Savings Plans?

By Laure E. Shapiro | October 31, 2018

When you and your spouse set up a 529 College Savings Plan, you probably thought it would be a great way to help your child handle expensive college costs. After all, the tax-deferred savings plan would help take some of the financial pressure off you—and your child—when it came time for her to go to […]

Keys to a house

What Happens to a Mortgage During Divorce?

By Laure E. Shapiro | September 26, 2018

You will need to continue paying your mortgage during divorce proceedings, at least until you know the final decision and who will gain possession of the home. You may be able to get temporary orders for possession of the house, and even financial support to help you make the mortgage payment if you are living […]

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5 Important Property Division Considerations in Gray Divorce

By Laure E. Shapiro | June 12, 2018

A “gray divorce” carries added stress for couples over 50 who must divide the property they accumulated together over the years before they go their separate ways. If you are over 50 years old and contemplating a divorce, make sure you receive an equitable portion of the marital property, which includes all assets and income […]

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How can I prepare for property division?

By Laure E. Shapiro | March 8, 2017

Are you wondering how your property will be divided in your upcoming divorce? Although it is largely up to the parties involved, every state has statutes that address this. For that reason, you will likely need help making good arguments for why you should get what is rightfully yours. It is important to know that […]

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Dividing Rental Property During a Divorce

By Laure E. Shapiro / December 5, 2018

If you and your spouse acquire rental property during the marriage, then it is considered marital property regardless of how the property is titled.  If divorce ensues, you and your spouse have several options for dividing your rental property. Options for Dividing Rental Property Sell the Property If neither of you want to keep the […]

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How to Value a Business for a Divorce

By Laure E. Shapiro / December 4, 2018

While there are several ways to approach valuing a business during a Denver divorce, we leave this to experts who regularly appraise businesses for divorce or sale. We have trusted appraisers and experts we enlist when necessary to put a fair value on your business. They help us understand what impacts the total value of […]

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529 College Savings Plan

How Does Divorce Affect 529 College Savings Plans?

By Laure E. Shapiro / October 31, 2018

When you and your spouse set up a 529 College Savings Plan, you probably thought it would be a great way to help your child handle expensive college costs. After all, the tax-deferred savings plan would help take some of the financial pressure off you—and your child—when it came time for her to go to […]

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Living room with antique furniture

Valuing Collectibles & Antiques for a Divorce

By Laure E. Shapiro / October 25, 2018

Dividing marital property can bring a great deal of stress to couples going through a divorce. The stress intensifies when it comes to valuing collectibles and antiques for purposes of a divorce. You and your spouse have a right to the antiques and collectibles purchased during your marriage. If you both agree on how to […]

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What Happens to My Stock Options During Divorce?

By Laure E. Shapiro / October 22, 2018

Stock options are a confusing concept for many people. Often those who hold this type of asset assume they are worthless, but this could be a mistake. When considering the full picture of your family’s assets, it is imperative that we gain an understanding as to the true value of stock options and other similar […]

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Keys to a house

What Happens to a Mortgage During Divorce?

By Laure E. Shapiro / September 26, 2018

You will need to continue paying your mortgage during divorce proceedings, at least until you know the final decision and who will gain possession of the home. You may be able to get temporary orders for possession of the house, and even financial support to help you make the mortgage payment if you are living […]

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How to Value a Private Medical Practice for a Divorce?

By Laure E. Shapiro / September 15, 2018

There are several ways to value a private medical practice for a divorce, but we recommend leaving this to professionals. When we handle a divorce that includes a private medical practice, we rely on appraisers and experts who can weigh the numerous factors that are necessary to consider for determining a credible estimate of value. […]

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Valuing a Veterinary Practice for a Divorce

By Laure E. Shapiro / August 29, 2018

When you established your veterinary practice, chances are you did not anticipate that your business would be on the property division list for your divorce. Your veterinary practice is marital property (i.e., property and assets either spouse acquired during the marriage) under Colorado law, unless you started your practice before you were married or excluded […]

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Old man with white beard staring

5 Important Property Division Considerations in Gray Divorce

By Laure E. Shapiro / June 12, 2018

A “gray divorce” carries added stress for couples over 50 who must divide the property they accumulated together over the years before they go their separate ways. If you are over 50 years old and contemplating a divorce, make sure you receive an equitable portion of the marital property, which includes all assets and income […]

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Protecting your child’s inheritance during a divorce

By Laure E. Shapiro / May 9, 2017

Having a lot of assets when you walk into a divorce can be tricky, especially when you have custody issues. If your child also has assets that need to be protected what is the best way to proceed? Full disclosure is necessary First you will need to assess and disclose not just your own property […]

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