When dividing up assets you must have a united front between you and your attorney. In any separation or evaluation of assets, there is the potential for confrontation and conflict. Having skilled attorneys on your side can make all the difference. The calculated yet diplomatic demeanors of Bevilaqua & Bevilaqua attorneys have allowed them to connect with their clients, thus coming to a plethora of amicable property division solutions in the Rhode Island area. There are a couple of ways to handle the division of property. Mediation is an option. It is a cost effective way to equally separate assets but it requires a compromise between both parties. Premarital agreements are completed before marriage but are another option in spelling out exactly how items are divided. If progress cannot be made between both individuals, then the court gets involved and makes decisions on their behalf. These proceedings have been known to make unfavorable resolutions for both or either party, realizing that assets are not always allocated equally. Some factors that influence that decision is if someone is at fault for the separation, benefits lost in the divorce and potential disparity in income. When facing some of these issues, the court also takes into account the length of the marriage and if the assets are separate or community-based. Separate property is a property that was gained before marriage and the community property can be understood as property attained while married. At the end of the day, the division of assets must be handled with care and sensitivity, realizing that both parties have something to lose if not completed correctly.