Asset Division Lawyer in Longmont

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When a couple decides to file for divorce, each spouse must consider various factors to protect his or her future, including the division of assets. Because Colorado is an “equitable distribution” state, the court must divide assets equitably but not necessarily equally. Colorado property division laws can be complex. It is wise for divorcing couples to seek experienced legal representation right away.

If you are filing for divorce and would like to protect your future and assets, get in touch with our Longmont divorce attorneys at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. right away. We can look at the assets you and your spouse share and ensure you get your fair portion. We will protect your rights and enable you to make informed decisions.

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What is Marital Property?

Marital property is any property acquired during a marriage so long as it was not acquired by inheritance or as a gift. Properties that are not considered marital are called separate properties. When any separate property that increases in value during marriage it creates a portion which may be martial property. Separate property that is subsequently jointly titled can become marital.

How is Property Divided in Colorado?

Colorado judges and courts will divide marital property equitably. There are certain circumstances that will result in a division that is not necessarily equal. This can occur when one spouse has a much higher income or ability to replace assets, or it may relate to spousal support. Unequal property division may also occur when one spouse is allocated a larger amount of marital debt. It is imperative that each party be able and prepared to explain to the court the equity of a proposed division.

How are Pensions Divided?

In Colorado, a judge or court shall include pensions and retirement plans earned by each spouse as marital assets available for division. These benefits are divided into the following two groups:

  • Defined Contribution Plans:

This is money belonging to an employee. The employer or employee can make defined contributions. Although the balance of the plan constantly fluctuates, the value is definable at any given plan. Profit sharing plans, 403(b)’s, and 401(k)’s fall into this group.

  • Defined Benefit Plans:

This is a benefit an employer promises to pay to an employee in the future. The amount may be is determined by a formula that is based on an employee’s salary near the end of the employee’s career and the number of years the employee worked for that employer before retiring.

Protect Your Future Today: Call Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., we understand that divorce is stressful and difficult. We stand ready to safeguard the futures and assets of those moving through this difficult process. When you entrust your case to our team, we will listen to the details of your case and determine which legal strategies can help you obtain positive. Our team knows that the family court system is not easy to navigate, and we are here to lead you through the legal process.

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