Updated February 11, 2021

Computers / Electronics

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What are Computers / Electronics?

While we use the term “Computers/Electronics” to describe this category, we really mean any type of technology you own, whether it’s used for personal or business purposes.

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🤔 Understanding how Computers / Electronics affect your divorce.

Technologies acquired during the marriage are usually treated as marital property. Technologies acquired by one spouse but which the other spouse uses regularly (such as the family TV) during the marriage may also constitute marital property. You and your spouse will need to make the identity of each asset clear. You will also need to determine the present value of your assets to help you determine how to divide the overall value of your marital estate between you. If the asset is encumbered by a loan, you will need to identify the loan account number, the name and location of the lender, the loan balance, and the amount of the monthly loan payment.

As you consider how to divide the technologies acquired during the marriage, it’s best to take into account the purpose and primary user of each asset.


Jerry and Sally own a 2019 Macbook which Jerry uses every day for work. Sally works in a salon as a cosmetologist. Since Jerry and Sally are striving for an amicable divorce, Sally recognizes that Jerry needs the laptop so she agrees that he should keep it as part of the divorce settlement.

Next: Learn about how Personal Vehicles affect your divorce.

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