Property division is typically a 50/50 split driven by a presumption of equal contribution during the marriage. That’s usually fair in a long-term marriage, given contributions and expectations of both parties. The goal is to disentangle the partners so they can move forward independently. Property division can be complicated by investments, real property, or business interests. Property division can also be complicated by family gifts or inheritances. The key is to fashion a just and proper division.
Smart people don’t fight about property. They hire experienced lawyers to negotiate and draft agreements that reasonably divide property. Experienced lawyers save money by doing upfront what a judge would do if the case went to court.
Divorce is a game played by lawyers.
— Cary Grant