The level of emotional turmoil that engulfs divorce cannot be overstated. Divorce hurts, and that’s why personal property division can be one of the most difficult components (surpassed only by child custody issues). Personal property is just that – personal. Going through a divorce can make it very difficult for the divorcing parties to step back and see the big picture. The division of personal items can lead to a level of contention that far exceeds the value of the personal property in question. It’s a divorce thing.