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Guiding People Through Divorce With Grace And Dignity For More Than 30 Years

Guiding People Through Divorce With Grace And Dignity For More Than 30 Years

Divorce, Discord, and Personal Property Division

On Behalf of | Jan 29, 2018 | Family Law |

The level of emotional turmoil that engulfs divorce cannot be overstated. Divorce hurts, and that’s why personal property division can be one of the most difficult components (surpassed only by child custody issues). Personal property is just that – personal. Going through a divorce can make it very difficult for the divorcing parties to step back and see the big picture. The division of personal items can lead to a level of contention that far exceeds the value of the personal property in question. It’s a divorce thing.

What’s It All About

Knowledgeable and experienced Connecticut divorce lawyers understand that the resulting contention is often not a function of the personal property’s actual value but is, instead, related to something far more personal and emotional. Divorce can be an emotionally crippling process that plays out in complicated and often surprising ways. If you and your spouse can’t agree upon the division of personal property, your experienced divorce lawyer can help you find your way. 


Litigating the division of personal property in a divorce is expensive and involves significant uncertainty. Mediation can be employed as a final attempt to break the stalemate if you are unable to find middle ground. A reputable Connecticut family law attorney knows how to help you work these personal property issues out without having to resort to drastic measures. Your divorce attorney is on your side and is not there to judge but to help you move through the divorce process.

Property of High Monetary and Personal Value

Family heirlooms are usually awarded to the spouse whose family the heirloom belonged to. Items that have high or unique value may need to be appraised to attach a value that can be included in the equitable division of property. There are a variety of items that fall into this category:

  • Art;
  • Antiques;
  • Oriental rugs;
  • Wine collections;
  • Rare book collections; and
  • Rare stamp or coin collections.

Divorce is difficult; don’t beat yourself up. If you haven’t been able to find common ground with your divorcing spouse regarding the division of your personal property, allow your skilled divorce attorney to communicate with your spouse on your behalf and protect your rights.

Contact a Knowledgeable Stamford Divorce Attorney for More Information Today

At The Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C., in Stamford, CT, we understand that the division of personal property can be the most harrowing of divorce chores. We have the compassion and the experience to know that some of your personal possessions truly matter to you and that some others probably don’t. We’re here to help you focus on the difference and to help you efficiently move forward with the process as we protect your rights and interests. Give our divorce lawyers a call today at 203-348-2465 – or contact us online – to learn more about how we can help you dispatch the sensible division of your personal property.