Valuing Assets In Divorce

Colorado law says that all marital property is subject to equitable distribution during a divorce. Likewise subject to division is all property that was owned by one party before the marriage and has increased in value during the marriage. Once these assets are on the table, a proper valuation of them must be made.

If you are seeking a divorce, your personal assets, along with marital property owned with your spouse, must be carefully assessed, to ensure that the property division is fair. Debts are included in this critical assessment, along with items of value such as your home, autos, retirement accounts and businesses. However, separate property is not included.

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Diane Freed brings something to asset valuation that most lawyers can't — a powerful background as a corporate tax attorney, with years of experience conducting complex business law. Her understanding of financial matters and valuation is indisputable.

Asset valuation in divorce requires a sharp pencil and a trained eye. Contact the Lakewood firm of Diane S. Freed, P.C. Attorney at Law, at 303-500-8865.

Which Assets May Need To Be Valued?

  • Your home
  • Other real property
  • Retirement assets and investment accounts
  • Vehicles
  • Art and collectibles
  • Businesses and partnerships

Reaching Trustworthy Business Valuations

Each of the above categories requires specific expertise to make proper appraisals. Some, like vehicles, can be valued by consulting market data. Others, like art and collectibles, require outside experts.

Perhaps the most difficult calculations involve valuing businesses, which can be extremely complex. We often partner with professional analysts to arrive at a fair calculation.

Before property can be divided, it must be assessed for value. If you face a complex property valuation problem, contact Diane S. Freed, P.C., today at 303-500-8865.