Whether real property in Virginia may be sold as a single parcel or divided “in kind” is typically determined by the circuit courts by authority of Virginia Code § 8.01-83, pursuant to a Complaint filed by one or more co-owners (who may be unable to agree on disposition of the property). Forensic engineers must help the courts decide whether large, complex land parcels may be divided in kind—partitioned conveniently and equitably between or among the owners—or whether, alternatively, it must be sold in its entirety and the proceeds divided among the owners.  To read more, download the PDF.