A divorce case is like the breakup of a business partnership. In Connecticut, the rule is that assets must be divided equitably. This might mean a 50/50 split but it is generally more complicated than that. For example, what is the length of the marriage? Were the assets acquired before the marriage or after that marriage? Can the assets be liquidated to provide for a simple division? Were the assets inherited by one party? Were they purchased with assets of one party or both?