A primary concern in all types of divorce is the classification of property and its division. This process can be more complex in high-asset divorces as well as marriages that began later in life, but asset division is a common factor in most divorce agreements. Jefferson County courts are required to craft an equitable division of assets, excluding non-marital property, when divorcing parties cannot reach an acceptable agreement.
Custody battles over children have long been an important, and sometimes unpleasant, feature of divorce cases in Colorado and around the country. Other couples may another very emotional dispute to settle if they own pets. A recent high-profile divorce dispute between two Hollywood stars, for example, came down to the sentimental value of three prized dogs. Divorce judges and attorneys are seeing many such cases arise.