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What about dividing personal property?

Courts appreciate when couples can decide amongst themselves the division of all personal property. Judges would rather not get involved in arguments over the dog, the couch, or grandmother’s antique dinning room table. The best way to approach the division of personal property is to make an itemized list and assign a dollar amount. The dollar amount should represent the current value, and not the replacement value. Do not ignore the replacement value when you are dividing the personal property, because it is very important to keep in mind. For instance if one spouse keep the TV, the other will have to purchase a new one. Which will be an added expense above and beyond the value of the old TV.