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Addressing retirement funds in property division can be easy

Married couples tend to share more than a bank account and a home; they also often share plans for the future. Before a divorce, a retirement account that only one party paid toward is typically intended for use by both people. So what happens to this account when a couple files for divorce? Planning for financial security in retirement can require years of savings, and losing part or all of a planned retirement can be devastating. Luckily, property division typically requires Colorado couples to address how a retirement account will be handled.

One can plan ahead to prevent some property division issues

A divorce is an unsettling time for many couples. The emotional toll can be difficult enough to wade through without the added stress of struggling to manage property division matters. There are some steps that Colorado couples can take that may make the process a little less stressful.

Understanding factors in determining property division

Filing for divorce can be a difficult and often costly side effect of the decision to end a marriage. In many cases, Denver, Colorado, residents face the task of dividing up their assets. As a marital property state, Colorado couples can face a variety of concerns when it comes to property division. Many couples don't understand how that can have an impact on their life after divorce, so it is important that couples take into account the different factors courts may consider when deciding what equitable division of assets means.

What Colorado ex-spouses can do with a home in property division

Couples who make the decision to divorce probably know that they will have to make choices on how to divide their marital assets. Here in Colorado and elsewhere, divorcing spouses might have questions on how to handle the property division, since a home typically cannot be physically divided. There are several scenarios that may apply to a couple’s particular situation and some tips for each of them that could help everyone reach an equitable solution

Property division in Colorado divorces can include jewelry

When a couple makes the decision to divorce, they likely know that any joint property and assets will need to be divided between them. Arrangements for child custody and alimony may even need to be decided. What some Colorado families may not realize is that property division can include jewelry, even if they were received as gifts.

The home can be a main point of Colorado property division

When a divorce is entered into amicably in Colorado, parties may be better able to assess their future. Property division could be part of this assessment, and parties may be able to discuss this process more openly and determine how they will be affected financially after decisions have been made. Depending on how state laws also affect the division process, individuals may be able to find out more about how taxes on that property will also come into play.

Property division planning may include inherited property

When couples make the decision to divorce, it is never a simple course of action. There are many things to think about, such as the responsibility for child care, spousal support issues and property division. Colorado families may not be aware that, if their children divorce, it can affect any of their own property that they plan to give to their children and is not properly protected. There are several tips on how to manage the tricky issues surrounding this often difficult time of life.

Property division in divorce includes beloved pets

While many pet owners feel as though their pets are members of the family, the law simply does not see it the same way. Colorado families who are considering divorce need to realize that while people are often emotionally attached to their pets, they are subject to the same laws that cover all marital assets. As far as the courts are concerned, pets are part of the property division that occurs in most divorces.

Dividing retirement accounts in Colorado property division

When couples divorce in Colorado, the process is very seldom an easy one and can be wrought with a number of difficult and emotionally charged issues. One of the most complex matters that could be faced in any divorce is property division. One question that needs to be asked when dealing with this issue is how to divide retirement assets. A recent article highlights this question and offers some guidance to those who might find themselves in this situation.

Collaborative divorce offers a range of property division wins

For many Colorado couples, the end of their marriage comes as neither a surprise or a particularly upsetting proposition. In such cases, divorce represents a new beginning for both parties, and the process of reaching that doorway is not fraught with disagreement or anger. Spouses in this position are particularly suited to a collaborative divorce process, by which property division, child custody and other divorce matters are solved by working together to reach an agreement that all parties can live with.

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