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How It Works

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flowchart of CleanSplit process

Step 1 – Open an Account

Click on the Get Started tab to open an account to create a CleanSplit case to start the division of property in divorce. If you are the first party to register, you can click on the Invite Other Party tab to send an email to the other party to invite them to also register and join the CleanSplit case. If the other party registers first, you will be emailed a login with an invite code and case number. Before registering, pay the $49.99 fee with any major credit card to receive a promo code. Once both parties have paid and registered, you can go directly to the Log In link in the upper right corner of the website.

Step 2 – List Your Property in Dispute

After logging in, you will have access to the Property List tab. By clicking on this tab, both parties will have access to a single shared Property List. Enter items into the Property List and mark the list as "complete" when you are ready. If you are the first party to complete this list, the other party will receive notification that they should review the list you created.

You can download a sample Property List here.

Both parties will have the opportunity to add or delete items from the property list until both agree on the final list. Either party can remove an item from the list, but it will remain on the list and be marked as "excluded" (for example, if someone thinks the item is not marital or community property). Once you add an item to the list, it cannot be removed - it can only be marked as "excluded", so be careful about what you type into the list (excluded items are kept on the list so you know what items need to be discussed later). Now you are ready to start dividing your property by placing bids.

Step 3 – Place Your Bids for Property

Once the Property List is marked final by both parties, CleanSplit will send a notice to each party advising them that they will have seven days to assign prices to each item. Your property list will stay active until you mark your bids as "complete", or until the seven day bidding period runs out, whichever occurs first. If you don't put in a price for an item before bidding is complete, your bid for that item will be $0. You will be not be able to see the other party's prices until the pricing phase is complete. If there are any ties, both parties will be given an opportunity to revise their tied bids in order to break the tie.

Step 4 – Receive the CleanSplit Property Division Report

Once both parties have submitted their final prices, or the seven day bidding period has expired (whichever happens first), CleanSplit will generate a report showing how your marital property was divided. The CleanSplit Property Division Report will show who was awarded each item on the list (by bidding the highest amount), as well as an equalization payment amount (which is one-half of the difference between each party's total dollar value). You may print the CleanSplit Property Division Report to use as an exhibit for your property agreement.

A sample CleanSplit Property Division Report can be seen by clicking here (link will open in a new window).

If you want to make the CleanSplit Property Division Report binding on each party, you should discuss this with your attorney. You can refer your attorney to this website, and a sample Stipulation can be found on the Attorney's Page.