Denver Complex Property Division Lawyers
One of the most difficult issues that arise when successful couples divorce is the division of property. People who have been successful in life earn or accumulate wealth in different forms. In Colorado, many factors must be analyzed and considered. These include determination of what is marital property, what is separate property, and how to value unique assets with both marital and separate property components.The objectives in complex property division are challenging: that the tax obligations of any division or sale be kept to a minimum, that the asset be kept intact (such as businesses that are “going concerns”), and that capital and cash flow be preserved.
Dividing Carefully, Maintaining Value
Our clients include physicians, attorneys, business owners, executives and professional athletes. They come to us because of our reputation for quality representation and the assurance that we will approach the complex task of division of assets with discretion and precision.
These are the main asset types Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie L.L.C. is skilled in valuing and dividing:
- Real property: Vacation homes, condos, timeshares, commercial property
- Retirement funds and benefits: 401(k)s, IRAs, pensions
- Business and professional practice valuations
- Investments: Stocks, bonds, commodities
- Closely held business interests
- Employee stock options
- Life insurance policies
- Intellectual property
Equitable Distribution In High-Asset Divorces
Colorado is an equitable distribution state, meaning every marital asset must be distributed equitably. But equitable does not necessarily mean that an equal split shall occur. The key to an equitable distribution is fairness and the Courts are given great latitude and discretion to effect an equitable division of property under the facts of each case.
Our firm is considered one of the elite complex divorce firms in the Denver Metro area. We handle difficult problems, including inheritances and commingled accounts. We are comfortable with the task of dividing investments that have appreciated over time. Our network of forensic accountants and financial professionals is some of the most respected in the region.
Our family lawyers are respected for the analytical power they bring to property division. Call the Denver complex property division attorneys at Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie L.L.C. at 303 936 3300 or contact us online.