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Littleton Marital Property Division Lawyer

Helping Clients Set the Stage for Their Post-Divorce Futures

Financial issues can be among the most contentious issues in divorce cases. Many people's feelings about how assets and debts should be divided between them and their spouses are bound up with their feelings about who was at fault and who has been treated unfairly.

At the law firm of Martin D. Brown, PLLC, led by experienced Littleton marital property division attorney Martin Brown, we help our clients focus on the future, guiding them toward property distribution outcomes that will enable them to move on with their lives.

Understanding How Assets and Debts Are Divided in Divorce

Before two people can get divorced in Colorado, all of their marital assets — including most, but not necessarily all, property and debts acquired by either spouse during the marriage — need to be evaluated, and the total marital estate needs to be divided equitably between them.

Dividing assets and debts equitably does not necessarily mean dividing them equally. While a 50/50 split is the standard approach, it can be deviated from when appropriate.

The division of retirement accounts can be a particularly tricky issue. While there are relatively straightforward procedures for dividing 401(k) accounts and IRAs, defined-benefit pensions and annuities need to be valued accurately before they can be taken into account.

Our firm works with qualified investigators, financial professionals and other experts, when necessary, to ensure that our clients have an opportunity to pursue marital property division outcomes based on accurate information and established standards of fairness.

Contact a Highlands Ranch Marriage Dissolution Attorney at 720-316-0394

If you are going through a divorce in Colorado, experienced divorce lawyer Martin Brown can help you identify your options, focus on your goals and pursue a positive outcome. To schedule a meeting with Mr. Brown, please contact us at 720-316-0394 or by e-mail.