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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I use CleanSplit.com?

CleanSplit will save you time and money for several reasons:

  • CleanSplit is a fair way to handle the division of property in divorce.
  • CleanSplit gives you a complete list of your property (approved by both parties), which helps you avoid disagreements at a later date.
  • Divorces can be time-consuming and CleanSplit can shorten the process and minimize the fighting making it a collaborative divorce.
  • CleanSplit will save you money, because it's a better alternative than spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on divorce attorneys and legal mediators to settle property disputes in a divorce.
  • CleanSplit is easy to use.

Is CleanSplit safe and secure? Is it private?

CleanSplit is based on a secure internet process that protects the information you input, including the dollar values you put on your property. It is only available to the parties who have signed on through a password-protected process.

Can I use CleanSplit to divide only our "personal" property, or also real estate?

CleanSplit can be used for both, but is most useful for dividing personal property (such as furniture, dishes, cars, boats, etc.) CleanSplit can be used to divide real estate in a divorce, although there may be legal issues you should first address before using it to do so (for example, the "Statute of Frauds" may require any agreement concerning real estate to be in writing to be valid). Because this is a matter of state law, you should consult with an attorney regarding the use of CleanSplit to divide real estate.

What is the legal effect of using CleanSplit to divide personal property?

Because divorces are governed by state law in the United States, the legal effect of using the CleanSplit process, and of getting the final CleanSplit Property Division Report, depends on the law of each state, and this website can't give you specific legal advice. CleanSplit, however, provides a sample Stipulation and Order which can be used to make the CleanSplit Property Division Report final and binding on both parties. You should have your attorney review this Stipulation for compliance with your state laws. Without a signed agreement in advance, the Report may or may not be a binding way to divide property in a divorce, depending on your state's laws and the facts of each case. In addition, please review the comments about real estate in the previous question.

What if we can't agree on some items on the list?

The CleanSplit process recognizes that divorcing parties may not be able to agree whether every item should be on the list of property to divide. For example, one party may believe a car is non-marital property (because it was inherited from a relative), while another party may believe it's marital. If a party does not want an item on the list, it will be marked "excluded" and not subject to pricing by either party. Excluded items will remain on the list so that they can be addressed later by the parties and their attorneys. Because property, once listed, cannot be permanently removed from the list (only marked "excluded"), you should be careful when creating your property list.

Is the process complicated?

CleanSplit is easy to use. The site guides you through clear menus with easy-to-follow instructions, and emails notify you of any deadlines or actions needed. Creating the list of property to divide in your divorce and assigning values is a straightforward process. If you have trouble, you can email us for more specific help.

How much will it cost me to use CleanSplit.com?

CleanSplit requires each party to pay a fee of $49.99, payable by credit card by emailing info@cleansplit.com to be invoiced through Paypal. There are no other charges to divide all of your property in your divorce—whether you have 10 or 1000 items of property on your list, or whether you finish the process in a week or a year.

I signed up, but my spouse refuses to sign up, too. 

Before you sign up, we encourage you to confirm with your spouse that he or she will also sign up for CleanSplit.  If they don't want to pay for it, you can offer to pay for their half, as you will still save money over paying attorneys.  However, if you sign up and your spouse ends up refusing to sign up, we will refund your money. Please email us for a refund.

How do I decide how much to bid for each item?

This is your decision to make and is what makes CleanSplit the fair way to split your property in a divorce. You should, however, bid what the property is worth to you or its value if sold to others. If you bid little or nothing, then your spouse may get the item for a nominal amount, such as a dollar. You may want to consider bidding at least the amount that you think you could easily sell it for privately, such as through Craigslist or a garage sale. Keeping this in mind will make the CleanSplit property division a fair way to divide your property in a divorce.

Does CleanSplit keep any portion of the bids as a commission?

No. CleanSplit has a simple, one-time pricing process to divide your property in a divorce.   Once you pay the fee, there are no other charges, including no commission taken on the amount of your bids.