Thank your for choosing our firm for help with Colorado divorce laws for division of property. Colorado is a marital property state, not a community property state like California. This means that in Colorado, all property that comes into a marriage is considered marital property and is subject to equitable distribution in the event of divorce. Equitable distribution means fair.
It is important to understand that "fair" does not necessarily mean fifty-fifty, because in divorce, as in life, fifty-fifty is not always fair.
Are you worried about your financial status following a divorce? Talk to an experienced attorney with knowledge of Colorado divorce laws for division of property and get legal help with someone who can clearly explain your rights, your obligations and the steps you should take to safeguard your financial future.
Colorado divorce laws for division of property in long-term and high net-worth marriages typically involves the complex division of marital assets and debts in order to reach the equitable distribution standard expected under Colorado law.
Some of the factors that can complicate property division include:
High net-worth marriages
Homes in multiple states
Executive pay packages
Blended family relationships
Long-term marriages (10 years or more)
As a lawyer who has been in general practice for more than 20 years, I have the ability to see a client's situation from several different angles, not just from a family law perspective. I have significant experience in business law, for example, which benefits my divorce clients who have family-owned businesses that must be factored into property division. In highly complex cases, I work to bring in outside financial, accounting and tax experts for assistance.
Doddridge C. Shelby represents clients in communities throughout the Colorado Front Range including Denver, Aurora, Englewood, Littleton, Broomfield, Boulder, Louisville, Centennial, Greenwood Village, Thornton, Englewood, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Lakewood, Lone Tree, Golden, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Walsenburg, Monument, Fountain, and Trinidad; and elsewhere in Denver County, Jefferson County, Adams County, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, El Paso County, Huerfano County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.