Colorado is an equitable division state and the court will divide the marital estate according to equity principles. “Equitable” is not the same as “equal.” When determining how to divide marital property, the court will take into consideration all relevant factors, such as the economic circumstances of each spouse at the time of dividing the property, the contribution of a spouse as a homemaker, the value of each spouse’s separate property, any increases or decreases in this property, and depletion of separate property.
Divorce cases involving complex, diverse, or high-value assets and income, including businesses, trusts, separate property, and hidden assets, can be very complicated and require expert guidance. Retirement accounts, offshore bank accounts, royalties, deferred compensation, bonuses, inheritances, and gifts can add another layer of complexity. We are also experienced with receiverships, which is an extremely rare but sometimes necessary process when a party is hiding or dissipating assets. We have the experience and expertise to help you in these complicated situations.
If you have children, the allocation of parental responsibilities and child support are centrally important. We understand how the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) impacts child custody jurisdiction. We also specialize in multi-jurisdictional litigation for divorce and custody, which can happen when a spouse lives in one state but must go through divorce litigation in a different state. Because different jurisdictions may have different laws about custody, child support, and other aspects of divorce, a knowledgeable and effective attorney is crucial to ensure your and your children’s interests are fully and fairly represented.