While no one imagines their marriage will end in a divorce or dissolution, unfortunately, they are relatively common. No matter how mutual the decision to get a divorce was, it is still a painful process. The sooner you are able to start preparing for the divorce, the quicker you will be able to start your new life.
With a divorce comes dividing assets. The belongings that were acquired over the years must be split as evenly as possible. Emotions aside, this is already a ginormous task. The following tips will help make the process as easy as possible.
In almost every case, it isn’t worth the cost of going to court over an item. The cost of lawyers, court fees or a mediator will surpass the value of the item. This leaves you with the difficult task of separating items yourself. As a general rule of thumb when splitting items, separate the items based on who bought them. The person who bought or was gifted the item has every right to it. Items that were bought together or jointly gifted should be marked or put into a separate pile. Make a lift of the items that are wanted by both people in the divorce. One by one, comb through the list with each party taking turns and choosing one item until all of the items on the list have been chosen.
During a divorce, emotions can run high. This can be especially true when it comes time to splitting assets and possessions. It is always the best practice to split assets without any legal help. The only caveat to this is if the item is worth a substantial amount of money and needs a mediator to determine the value. When the divorce process is fresh, there may be some possessions that are too painful to split. Instead of attempting to split possessions when the divorce process is still fresh, consider having a friend hold on to those items or placing them in a storage unit. Give it some time, and when the emotions from the divorce are not as fresh and you have a clearer head, spend time splitting these items.
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