People dividing marital property

Colorado is an “equitable division” state. Some states follow community property laws instead. In Colorado, there is no assumption that property is divided equally.   Equitable distribution states do not assume all property obtained during the marriage is marital property. The result is that Colorado divides marital assets and debts in a way that is…

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A property appraiser can make a difference in your divorce. The marital home and any other real property may be components of the marital estate. In many cases, the family home is the largest joint asset to deal with during a divorce. Knowing exactly how much it is worth is important. A property appraisal can…

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Keys to a house

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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Divorces can be amicable or tumultuous, but high asset divorces tend to be complicated with assets of all sorts at stake. Colorado is not a “community property” state, it is instead an “equitable distribution” state. In Colorado, the only ground for divorce is “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage. When a couple is unable to reach…

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