It will be extremely advantageous to both of you to work out details like the distribution of household goods on your own.
Your judge isn’t likely to be pleased to spend time deciding which of you gets small appliances or pieces of furniture, and one likely outcome is simply that the judge orders them to be sold with the proceeds divided between you.
In the case of things like toaster ovens and couches, it’s unlikely that either of you will recoup your initial investment.
If your lawyer is urging you to fight over these things, it may be time to get a second opinion. Many attorneys are eager to stir the pot and put you in a position to bill plenty of extra hours, even over issues that should be easily resolved.
When you need help negotiating creative solutions to asset distribution and other details of your divorce, call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens divorce lawyer.