Getting divorced? Splitting up crypto assets could prove a headache, lawyers warn6

While divorce is nothing new, crypto is. Indeed, bitcoin and other “21st Century currencies” have little precedent in official proceedings; creating a 21st Century divorcee headache, according to separation experts.

By way of background, across Europe, Canada and nine U.S. states, non-inherited assets acquired during a marriage are typically split 50:50 – regardless of who earnt them. According to U.S. lawyer Pamela Morgan, crypto is broadly classified as "property." In this category, half of the assets' agreed value goes to each party.

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