Biggest Areas of Contention
While each case is unique, there are some types of property that frequently become hotly contested. See which of these categories might apply to your divorce.
Some states recognize the importance of animals in people’s lives and treat pets much like children – there may be visitation schedules, decision making responsibilities, etc. Unfortunately, in Colorado, our furry friends are only recognized as property. Because of this, your pets are subject to allocation in your divorce. And no, the Court isn’t going to divide your pet in half, but at the end of the day, one of you will be walking away with Fido.
Another hotbed of contention is reserved for those items of special emotional significance. Maybe it’s a photo album, a piece of furniture with some significance, or some other random remembrance. Whatever the item may be (save for maybe a few exceptions), these special objects will be subject to division.
Big Ticket Items
The most obvious thing that probably comes to mind are those more expensive possessions. Maybe it’s your car, your big screen t.v., the china, or a particularly nice furniture set. All of it must be divided and these valuables will be split as well.