The first time someone walks in to my office for a consultation regarding a divorce, I try to sit down and explain to that person that are two primary components of a divorce. The first being child issues and the second being property issues. Under the umbrella of child issues are three components: who is going to have the right to determine primary residence, what’s the visitation schedule going to be like, and how much child support is the noncustodial parent going to be ordered to pay the custodial parent. The second component of a divorce is property. The first component under property is assets. Examples of assets are your marital residence, what you’re holding in your checking and saving accounts, your 401k, your pension. And the second component under property is liabilities. Examples of liabilities are credit card debt, what is the current balance of your mortgage, do you have a line of credit that is out there? It’s debt.