Generally, unless you go to court, the division of property would be up to the two of you. If all of this property was accumulated during the marriage, the likely outcome in court would suggest a roughly equal split with an optional distributive award making up any difference. This is how we approach property distribution while negotiating separation agreements. Proper valuations of the assets will determine the degree of success of your distribution. No divorce is easy. Yours may be a little tougher. Get a lawyer and try to remain amicable. Dividing business’ in court can become VERY expensive. I hope this helps.
Richard “Bert” Diener
The Rosen Law Firm
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Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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