1. Do you come to my Home or Storage Facility?
It depends. I can inspect, photograph, and evaluate all of your personal property in person. Or I can work with the parties from photographs, descriptions, or receipts sent to me.
2. Do I have to be there with my ex?
Not necessarily. The process is up to you. But it can be expedited when both parties are present at the residence, but there are cases in which the two parties are not able to be present at the same time. In those cases, I simply use another method of dividing the personal property.
3. Should our kids be there?
No. Because of the complex emotions involved, I recommend that children (of any age) not be at your home during this process.
4. What if we began the division process, but we're now stuck on how to move forward?
I will work with either or both of you wherever you are stuck in the process to bring about a completion of the division. Sometimes the parties feel they are capable of completing this process themselves, but find that once they get into the details of the division it triggers either or both parties, and brings about frustration, anger, confusion, or a general sense of being overwhelmed.
5. Will you be present during the whole process?
Yes. After the division process has been completed, generally one or both parties will need to remove the items which have been decided that will go to each party. I will be present during the moving process, guiding the movers, support persons, and anyone else involved, in order to make sure that all items are properly distributed to the appropriate party and in a timely manner.
6. How long will it take? This depends on a number of factors; the amount of community and separate personal property, the size of the residence or additional residences, the number of vehicles, collections, and finally the willingness and commitment of both parties to work together and with me to completion of the process.