The end of a marriage comes with the duty of having to split up the things that were accumulated during the union. This is done through the property division process. There are several ways that the division can happen. It is imperative that you think about what might be possible in your case before you settle on one of these. Remember that what worked for someone else might not necessarily work for you.
One of the more common methods of division is mediation. In this case, you and your ex work with a third-party mediator to decide who is going to get which assets. This often works because you and your ex can go through that person instead of having to work directly with each other. If things get heated or start to get off track, the mediator can help get things going in the right direction again.
When mediation doesn't work, you might have to turn to the court system to get the property division process handled. In this case, the court determines who is going to get what. You and your ex can each make a case for what items you feel you should get.
No matter which option you have to use in your divorce, you should remember that you can't have your divorce finalized until this process is done. This might be the fuel you need to work with your ex. It might not be easy but knowing that you can be finished with the whole situation when this is done could help you figure out a good solution to the contentious areas.