Ensure Fair Asset Distribution with a Property Division Lawyer
Your post-divorce financial picture is critically dependent on what property or assets you obtain in your divorce. It is therefore vital to have an attorney familiar with the division of complex marital estates to ensure your interests are protected. A property division lawyer at Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, in Denver, CO, can handle complex, high-income and large-asset cases.
Why Do I Need a Property Division Lawyer?
Couples battling over sentimental items — photo albums, pets and heirlooms — often overlook their larger financial picture. Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC bring those issues to the forefront so that no client is treated unfairly in the equitable division of property. Armed with an MBA and, if necessary, a team of expert evaluators, the lawyers at Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, obtain accurate values for:
- Homes: Vacation homes, Condos, Timeshares, Commercial property & Other real estate
- Closely-held business interests
- Securities and investments: Stocks, Bonds, Commodities & Life insurance policies
- Intellectual property interests
- Retirement funds: 401(k), IRA & Pension
- Inheritances or trust funds
How Are Assets Typically Divided?
Colorado does not require a 50/50 split of assets, only that the division be “equitable.” Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, consider all factors to negotiate or litigate a division that is fair to their clients.
When a court considers how to divide property in a divorce it looks at:
- The contribution each spouse made to the acquisition of marital property
- The value of property designated for each party
- Each spouse’s economic circumstances at the time of distribution
- Changes in the value of the spouses’ separate property during the marriage
Qualifying Marital Property vs. Separate Property
Colorado law presumes that all wealth acquired during the marriage is marital property to be divided. Divorce litigation often centers on which assets are separate property, including gifts and property acquired before the marriage.
A property division lawyer at Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, can handle complex, high-income and large-asset cases.
Perhaps a business one spouse started before marrying grew into a profitable enterprise during the marriage. Retirement accounts and other assets may also have changed value throughout the course of the marriage. If the couple regularly used such property or assets, they could be considered divisible property.
The attorneys at Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, negotiate and litigate concerning whether such assets are marital property and how much of their value is to be divided.
Uncovering Hidden Assets
As trial lawyers, Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, know that your spouse may attempt to hide assets in anticipation of divorce. They work closely with reputable investigators and forensic accounting specialists to discover hidden property and trace sources of income:
- Offshore accounts
- Cash accounts
- Retitled holdings
- Investment accounts in other states or countries
- Gifts to friends or relatives
- Recent liquidation of assets
Consult an Attorney
Our attorneys will fight for you to ensure you receive the assets you are entitled to. For your convenience, the firm accepts all major credit cards and offers a free consultation at one of our comfortable and welcoming offices in Denver or in the Vail Valley. When the stakes are high, Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, can be contacted at any time, day or night. You can reach our Denver office at (303) 758-8981 or our Avon office at (970) 343-0023.