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Checklist: Dividing Marital Property

When dividing marital property, it's easy to get caught up in who gets the big stuff--the cars, the house, the boat. In actuality, all of your marital property must be divided, and in the heat of a disputed divorce it may be easy for some important details to fall through the cracks. The following checklist can help you keep your bearings so that you and your attorney can work together to formulate a property settlement that is in your best interests.

  • Real Property

    ____ Marital homestead

    ____ Vacation home(s)

    ____ Business property

    ____ Rental property

    ____ Undeveloped land

  • Personal Property

    ____ Home furnishings

    ____ Rugs

    ____ Antiques

    ____ Artwork

    ____ China

    ____ Crystal

    ____ Coin collections

    ____ Stamp collections

    ____ Collectibles

    ____ Guns

    ____ Computers

    ____ Home office equipment

    ____ Jewelry

    ____ Clothing

    ____ Furs

    ____ Motor vehicles

    ____ Boats

    ____ Campers

    ____ Recreational vehicles

    ____ ATVs

  • Financial Assets

    ____ Cash on hand

    ____ Checking accounts

    ____ Savings accounts

    ____ Christmas club accounts

    ____ Educational accounts

    ____ Retirement accounts

    ____ 401(k) plans

    ____ Pensions

    ____ Profit sharing

    ____ IRAs

    ____ Stocks and bonds

    ____ Mutual funds

    ____ Certificates of deposit

    ____ Annuities

    ____ Life insurance policy cash values

    ____ Trusts

  • Business Assets

    ____ Sole proprietorships

    ____ Partnerships

    ____ Professional practice

    ____ Professional degree

    ____ Other business interests

  • Other




Next Steps
Contact a qualified divorce attorney to make sure
your rights are protected.
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