Property distribution is the first topic explained as most folks have to deal with it in one way or another. We have produced some good material on how to divide your stuff. We have gathered the statutes, answered lots of questions and even prepared a video.

Most people are able to work things out on property without going to court and the odds are in your favor for reaching settlement. When people do go to court for property division the process is long and expensive. That’s probably why most people, eventually, work things out.

Some people are able to agree – easily – by sitting down at the kitchen table. Most people require a bit more effort, and help, to work things out. It can be a real hassle to list everything you own, figure out it’s current value and then come up with a plan for dividing it all. That hassle gets even worse if you are paying lawyers to help.

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