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How to divide your artwork during divorce

| Sep 6, 2017 | Property Division |

One of the most difficult aspects of getting divorced in Ohio is dividing up the property that you and your spouse have accumulated during your time together. Whether you were married for forty years or four months, you likely have souvenirs, furniture, vehicles and other valuables that will need to be split once your divorce is complete. This process can be even more complex for artists. If you have sculptures, paintings, carvings, drawings or other pieces that you have created during your marriage, you will need to divide these items as well. We at the Law Office of Kristen L. Campbell have experience splitting artwork and can guide you as you determine how to split these priceless treasures.

According to the Huffington Post, you need to first determine what is marital property and what is solely yours. If anything was made before your wedding, it will not need to be divided. Pieces that were begun or completed after you wed and before your official separation date will need be considered joint property. 

The best way to ensure that you follow all laws is to make a list of all pieces that you have created and the dates you began and finished them. If you sold a piece, you should also include the price. You may also need to note the costs for the supplies for each item and the approximate time you spent on it.

If you are receiving payments for copyrights, be sure to include these and note when the piece in question was completed and sold. For more information on this topic, please visit our web page.

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