Clients often ask, "Is our marital property just divided down the middle?" The answer is no. Colorado is not a community property state where real estate is simply divided 50/50. Colorado is what’s known as an equitable division state which means that your property is going to be divided fairly. Many things factor into equitable division. Property acquired prior to the marriage that was liquidated and used to purchase a current property, or an inheritance used to purchase a current property make it unfair to divide the property 50/50. The court will consider your unique circumstances and equitably divide your property.