Time for a Divorce: When Your Husband Asks for his Kidney Back
Divorce proceedings can get particularly nasty, but one man in particular took it to the next level by asking for his kidney back that he gave to his wife, or else $1.5 million in compensation during divorce proceedings. Just in case you were wondering whether the judge could order the woman’s kidney removed, the kidney is considered a gift and therefore this man had no legal basis for this argument. And really, what would this man do with his kidney once it was returned?
Property division during a divorce can be a very stressful and contemptuous process. However, even if the love you once had for your spouse is replaced by disdainful contempt, most of the time everyone is much happier settling outside of court proceedings. Settling ensures that both parties can come to a compromise on their own terms, as opposed to a judge giving a final order in the case.
Colorado Revised Statute 14-10-113 contains factors that the court will take into account when dividing property. These include:
(a) The contribution of each spouse to the acquisition of the marital property, including the contribution of a spouse as homemaker;
(b) The value of the property set apart to each spouse;
(c) The economic circumstances of each spouse at the time the division of property is to become effective, including the desirability of awarding the family home or the right to live therein for reasonable periods to the spouse with whom any children reside the majority of the time; and
(d) Any increases or decreases in the value of the separate property of the spouse during the marriage or the depletion of the separate property for marital purposes.
In order to ensure your rights are being protected and you keep what is rightfully yours, contact an attorney today.