Going through a divorce is never easy. One of the most difficult parts of the entire process can be dividing high-priced items. This can include the home, your cars, artwork, collections and any other high-priced item that you might have acquired during the marriage. So, how do you divide these big-ticket items when getting divorced?
One of the first things you should do is create a list of the items that you want to keep after the divorce. This can be a car, a piece of artwork, certain pieces of furniture and much more. Look over the list and determine the items that are most important to you.
Once you have created the list, you need to have the items appraised prior to entering negotiations with your spouse. Finding a value for these items will make it easier when sitting down to determine which one of you keep what from the marriage.
If both of you wind up wanting to keep the same car or the same piece of artwork, things have the potential to turn ugly. You will need to find some common ground to work towards. This could even include selling the valuable item you both want and then splitting the proceeds between the two of you.
Dividing the big-ticket items in a Clearwater divorce can take a lot of negotiation between you and your attorney and your spouse and their attorney. The better prepared you are when you go into these negotiations, the greater your chances are of getting as much as possible of what you’re seeking.