Division of Assets and Home Ownership
In Colorado, marital property subject to division includes all property acquired up through the date of dissolution of marriage. It is irrelevant that you and your husband have been separated for 12 years. This doesn’t mean that everything gets split equally, but your husband has a claim to part of the equity in your house and your pension from the city.
The Court has to look at everything including all of your assets, debts, incomes, length of marriage, retirement accounts, and economic circumstances to determine what is fair. Colorado is an “equitable division” state, which means that the Court must do what is fair, which may not necessarily be equal.