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Property division a major factor in many Washington divorces

When it comes to divorce, for some couples there is nothing that gets them as fired up as the division of their property. After all, certain pieces of property can have a lot of sentimental value or financial value, and both parties may feel they are entitled to it. Moreover, sometimes couples disagree on how valuable a piece of property is. However, if possible couples should take a step back when it comes to property division, and take a look at the big picture.

In the state of Washington, whether property is classified as "separate" or "community," it is subject to property division in the event of a divorce. The division must be equitable. However, this doesn't always come down to a 50/50 split. Some examples of property that may be subject to division in a divorce include the family home and other pieces of real property, automobiles, boats, equipment, furniture, collections, pieces of art and antiques. In addition, less tangible assets such as businesses, retirement accounts, stock accounts and investments are also subject to division.

Not only are assets divided in a divorce, but liabilities are too. Some examples of liabilities that may be subject to division in a divorce include mortgages, credit card debts and other loans. Again, the division of liabilities is also equitable.

Property division may seem overwhelming, especially when a person is reeling from the emotions of a divorce. The professionals at the Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Robinson, P.S., understand this, and aim to help their clients throughout the property division process in a manner that is both efficient and effective. They can help their clients identify their community property and they can help their clients determine what their property is worth. Their webpage on the division of assets in Washington may be of use to those who are starting down the path towards divorce and need advice.

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