September 15, 2014
Wrapping up our blog series Marital Property in Colorado Divorce: 6 Facts to Know, below are some final facts that people should be aware of when it comes to the division of marital property in divorce.
Fact 5 – It may be possible to appeal courts’ decisions about the division of marital property in Colorado divorce.
Once a final divorce decree has been handed down, an individual may be able to appeal this decree and will:
- Have to file the notice of appeal within 30 to 45 days from the date of the final divorce decree or judgment
- Have to have “grounds” for an appeal in order for the case to move forward (i.e., not be dismissed).
Grounds for appealing a divorce decree and the division of marital property in divorce may include claims that:
- A judge presiding over the case misused his authority or discretion in the case.
- A judge made a mistake or an erroneous ruling that does not comply with the law.
- Some type of fraud or misconduct was a factor in the division of the marital property during the original divorce proceeding. Such claims can arise when, for example, one spouse hid some marital assets during the divorce to try to avoid having them divided as part of the dissolution of the marriage.
With appeals to divorce decrees and rulings on the division of marital assets, it’s important that people are aware that these appeals:
- Can be very expensive, as the person filing the appeal will have to pay for the legal costs associated with filing a complicated appeal and, if the appeal is granted, litigating these cases
- Can take a substantial amount of time to resolve (possible up to a year or longer).
Therefore, if you are considering filing an appeal to a divorce decree because you feel that the division of the marital property was not “equitable,” make sure to consult with an experienced Littleton divorce lawyer at Bahr and Kreidle to find out more about whether this may be your best option (or whether there may be a better, less costly option for you).
Fact 6 – A Littleton divorce attorney at Bahr and Kreidle can help you assert your interests and rights to marital property during divorce.
The most important thing to know about marital property in divorce is that you will have the best chances of asserting your claims to the marital assets while dissociating yourself from the marital debt by trusting your divorce in the hands of a Littleton divorce attorney at Bahr and Kreidle.
Our divorce lawyers have been aggressively defending our clients in these cases for more than 30 years, and we are ready to put our experience, skills and knowledge to work for you so that you can resolve your divorce as favorably and efficiently as possible.
You Can Trust a Littleton Divorce Lawyer at Bahr and Kreidle
Are you preparing to file for divorce in Colorado? If so, an esteemed Littleton divorce attorney at Bahr and Kreidle is ready to guide you through the process and provide you with superior representation and the highest quality legal services.
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