Chapter 2
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Chapter Two CHAPTER TWO

Essential information about dividing assets: property, debt, savings and inheritances.

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With all the heightened emotions involved in a divorce proceeding, it's important to stay focused and organized when pursuing a favorable outcome in the division of your assets. Remember, it's not a given that you'll receive half of your marital assets, no matter where you live. The more you learn about your state's divorce laws and the more involved you are in the process, the better off you'll be in the long run.

LEGAL Rx
Who gets what?
Before splitting up your household, take a look at what our experts say about dividing up your assets.
 
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Divorce Property Settlement: Tips for Property Division
How to negotiate without going to court.
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Marital vs. Non-Marital Property
What is (and isn't) to be divided in a divorce.
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Who gets the house?
What courts consider when choosing who needs to move.
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Dividing Retirement Plans
Thinking through pension plans, 401K plans, IRAs and taxes.
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Debt and Credit in Divorce
How to protect finances from the dangers of unpaid joint debt.
 
CHILD
CUSTODY
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As if a divorce isn't already difficult enough to deal with, adding children to the mix can make for an even more tense situation.

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OTHERS ARE ASKING
 
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Can I get part of my spouse's future inheritance?
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How will the judge deal with a family business in a divorce?
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Who gets the pets? Are there rules to follow?
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If I suspect my spouse has hidden assets, how do I find them?
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What is the difference between non-community and community property?
 
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WHAT'S NEXT?
Divorce Survival Guide - Chapter 3: Alimony, Divorce Settlements and Decrees
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