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What personal property can my spouse be awarded?

Depending on the amount of property and assets people have, they will likely have to sort through a lot before they can go their separate ways. For those who don't have much property, the divorce process may not last months or years. High asset divorces work a little differently because there are complicated assets and typically various pieces of property as well, all of which can become sources of contention.

When divorcing, your spouse can be awarded the following personal property:

  • Computers
  • Rugs
  • Jewelry
  • Antiques
  • China

There are many personal items that people will dispute over when they are getting a divorce. People tend to be very surprised at what their spouse can be awarded. That's because cars and houses are common items over which people argue, but if a person really wants something like a coin collection or an antique that the couple collected together, they will do everything they can to get it. If that means prolonging the divorce, then they may do it, especially if it means they are awarded the particular items they have been fighting for since they filed for divorce.

High assets divorce can be difficult for people because they may have to fight over all of their property and assets. Most people go into a marriage with a few things of their own, but without a prenup, almost everything is up for grabs. An attorney may be able to help prevent your spouse from being awarded property and assets that you feel they do not deserve.

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