In Florida, the division of assets and debts at divorce proceedings is done through “equitable distribution”. This means that instead of a court assuming that a 50/50 split is fair, it will look at a wide range of factors to determine what would truly be a fair split.
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In a divorce, marital assets are supposed to be distributed fairly, but simply deciding what is marital property and what is non-marital property is itself a considerable challenge. Then deciding who deserves what is often difficult, as anything from a business to keepsakes can make for a complex process. If a divorcing couple cannot agree on how they want to divide their property, a mediator or judge may need to become involved.
When a court gets involved in property division, what factors are involved in the final court order? Factors such as how long the marriage lasted, as well as how spouses supported one another in educational or career goals can be considered. It will count against spouses if they wastefully spent or ruined marital assets during the divorce or within the two years prior.
With the help of our skilled Florida divorce lawyers, you may be able to create your own property division settlement. If you and your spouse cannot agree on property division but want an amicable divorce, you may want to consider mediation. If you are headed toward a contested divorce, however, you will need a tenacious advocate at your side.
At The Law Offices of Leonard R. Ross, we can be aggressive if that is what it takes to protect your rights. If you work with a Board Certified Marital and Family Law Specialist at our firm, you can know that you are working with an expert in the field who has the proven experience to help you through property division. At our firm, we also have a Florida Board Certified family law mediator. We are prepared to skillfully help you through as peaceful a divorce as possible.
Whatever type of divorce you face, you can find the caring, skilled representation that you deserve with our firm. Give us a call today!