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It’s Splitsville: Surviving Your Divorce by James J. Gross

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CHAPTER  12

Property and Debt

Now we have reached the part of divorce where you and your spouse divide the things you own and the things you owe between the two of you. Property includes assets as well as liabilities, real estate, and personal property, both tangible and intangible. Property can include houses, bank accounts, stock, pensions, businesses, automobiles, and country club memberships. If you have done your homework, you have a list of everything already prepared and a notebook with tabs and supporting documents. If not, now is the time to do an inventory.

If you are not able to complete an inventory because of an uncooperative spouse, you can use the discovery rules of court to obtain information and documents from your spouse and ...

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