The presumption in Arkansas is that each spouse will receive one half of the marital property unless a court finds that an equal division would be inequitable. If the court finds that an equal division would be inequitable then the court may consider the following factors in determining the appropriate division of property: length of marriage; age, health and station in life of each spouse; occupations of the spouses; amount and sources of income; vocational skills of spouses; employability of spouses; estates, liabilities, needs, and ability for further acquisition of capital by each spouse; the contribution of each spouse to the marital property which must include the contribution of a homemaker; and the tax consequences of property division. (Arkansas Statutes 9-12-315)
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