Greetings. 1. No, the law does not care how you titled your assets, or the typical pattern of acquiring wealth, it will all be divided equally in court if it is marital. 2. Everything you listed is personal property. The question usually becomes how much is it worth to fight over the personal property - and that amount is what keeps items on or off the list of items parties negotiate over. 3. Each court is treating this slightly differently. Many courtrooms that I have been in either look at consignment value or garage sale value (resale value) for personal property. Few people can afford a personal property appraiser or have assets sufficient for one to be hired. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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