Boulder, Colorado Experienced Divorce Attorney
For more than 35 years, we have provided sophisticated legal representation to clients going through a divorce. As experienced attorneys, we help individuals protect their assets, their income and their children.
Are you going through a divorce and don't know where to turn?
Contact our Boulder law office at 303-443-6924 for sophisticated legal advice and representation.
Protect Your Non-marital Assets
In Colorado, the general rule is that all property accumulated during the marriage is equitably divided in the event of a divorce. There are certain exceptions to this rule. For example, gifts, inheritances and property that you had before the marriage are usually considered non-marital property and do not have to be divided between divorcing spouses. We have extensive experience helping clients protect their non-marital assets.
Property Subject to Division in a Divorce
- Retirement benefits and pensions - We will review your and your spouse's retirement and pension plans to protect your financial interests.
- Real estate - Finding out the correct market value of your home or other real estate is essential to a fair division of equity between spouses. If you owned business property or residential real estate prior to the marriage, we will protect your non-marital property interest.
- Investment accounts, securities and bonds - We will help you determine the appropriate allocation of all brokerage and stock amounts.
- Trusts - We will analyze the trust to determine whether it is marital or separate property.
- Personal property - Boats, cars, furniture, household goods and other personal property are subject to division in a divorce.
Colorado is a No-Fault Divorce State
In Colorado, you don't have to prove any fault, such as adultery or cruelty to get a divorce. The only grounds for a divorce is that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. As your lawyer, we will help with all of the legal issues associated with a divorce, such as child custody, child support, alimony and property division.
If you are going through a divorce, our family law attorney can help you with all your legal concerns. To schedule a consultation, contact Balis & Barrett, P.C. Attorneys at Law by e-mail or call 303-443-6924.
We will promptly answer your questions and we look forward to hearing from you.