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Personal property division: A potential hold up

Have you decided to move forward with divorce? Are you beginning to make note of all the assets and debts that will factor into the equation in the weeks and months to come? Are you starting to worry about your ability to remain organized?

It's natural to feel a sense of disorganization during the divorce process, as most people don't have a firm grasp as to what they should and shouldn't be doing.

While there is a lot on your plate, there will come a point early on when you realize that matters of property division can be a potential hold up.

There are many types of property to divide in a divorce, starting with the family home. Along with this, you need to take into consideration all personal property. Depending on the length of your marriage and your lifestyle, there could be quite a bit of personal property to work through.

Here are some of the many items that fit under the personal property umbrella:

  • Furniture
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • China
  • Any type of collection (sports cards, stamps, coins, etc.)
  • Computers and other electronics
  • Home office equipment
  • Clothing
  • Guns
  • Jewelry
  • Motor vehicles
  • Boats
  • Recreational vehicles

Even if you don't own all of these assets, there's a good chance that a handful of these will come into play.

It's important to understand that negotiating and compromise is important to putting your divorce in the past. While you should do whatever it takes to obtain as much personal property as possible, you aren't going to end up with everything.

Another thing worth mentioning is you may own property that you brought into the marriage. For example, maybe you collected sports cards as a child, which are now worth tens of thousands of dollars. Since you brought this asset into the marriage, it's not subject to property division.

In addition to personal property, you'll find yourself dealing with a variety of other assets. From retirement accounts to vacation property, you need to have a firm grasp of your situation.

As you learn more about personal property division, the divorce process as a whole and your legal rights, you can become more confident in every decision you make.

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