A marriage creates an intangible bond between two people who choose to legally unite themselves together. Once a marriage is created, a Colorado couple may enjoy a host of benefits that come with electing to support another person and, in some cases, creating a family with their partner. Some of the benefits that married people enjoy relate to money and property ownership, and those rights and benefits can become clouded should divorce threaten to break a couple's marital bonds.
After years of marriage some couples accumulate a wealth of investments, property and other assets. Although property can be owned separately by the individual partners to a marriage, in some cases articles of property may be owned jointly or considered under the joint ownership of the marital partners. When property is considered marital property it must be evaluated and subjected to the laws of equitable distribution in the event a couple goes through a divorce.