Equitable Distribution not equal to Equal Distribution

The statutory mandate to distribute property equitably does not require equality.  A Denver Divorce Mediation mediator can assist you is discussing the relavant factors involved in reaching this decision.  It has been repeatedly held by the Colorado Courts that in matters of division of property, the trial court is imbueded with broad discretion.  Facially disproportionate division of property is not inequitable where economic circumstances of the parties were considered in the evaluation.  Likewise, a trial judge cannot in all circumstances evaluate marital property with razor-sharp exactness so that each party’s share has a percise monetary value.  The distribution of property must be just and equitable, but need not be equal.  Contact Mediation Partners today to discuss your particular sitation.