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Colorado Property Distribution

In a Colorado divorce each party is entitled to retain as his or her separate property any property items owned prior to the marriage or that were obtained by gift or inheritance. Any other items of property acquired during the marriage will be equitably divided, based on the following: 
  • the contribution of each spouse to the acquisition of the marital property, including the contribution of each spouse as homemaker; 

  • the value of each spouse's separate property;

  • the economic circumstances of each spouse at the time the division of property is to become effective, including the desirability of awarding the family home or right to live in it to the spouse having custody of any children;

  • and any increase or decrease in the value of the separate property of the spouse during the marriage or the depletion of the separate property for marital purposes. 

Marital fault is not a factor that will be considered in dividing property in a Colorado divorce.

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