Orlando Property & Asset Division Lawyer
Is Florida a 50-50 or Equitable Distribution Divorce State?
Florida is what is referred to as an “equitable distribution”
state. Unlike some states that make a 50-50 split between parties, Florida
courts can divide property and debts based on what is considered to be
fair. That may mean a 50-50 division or it may mean an unequal but equitable
split based on the specifics of the case.
Florida judges will look at many factors when determining what is equitable,
these factors include (but are not limited to):
- The length of the marriage
- What each party contributed to the marriage, including financial support
as well as primary responsibility for raising children and taking care
of the home environment
- The economic circumstances of the parties
- Whether one spouse contributed to the career, education, or training of the other
- Whether either party intentionally dissipated the assets after filing for
divorce or in the two years prior
- Whether an asset such as a business or private practice should be retained
by one of the parties
alimony will be paid
The division of marital assets and debts in a
divorce is an issue that is often highly complex and extremely crucial to both
parties. Many questions arise depending on the particular facts and circumstances
of the spouses. What will happen to all of the property accumulated over
the course of the marriage, including the family home? How will debts
be divided, especially when one spouse has been the bigger spender? What
happens when a business is part of the picture? What exactly defines “marital” property?
Let us focus on achieving your legal objectives.
Contact Conti Moore Law, PLLC for a free initial consultation by dialing (407) 315-2006.
How We Can Help
Our skilled property division attorneys can help in many ways, such as
in determining marital assets as opposed to non-marital assets, submitting
evidence to the court that accurately values assets (even in complex cases
involving businesses), self-employment income, and more. We may also be
able to locate property and income that one party may be trying to conceal
or devalue. We can investigate and present evidence in your favor that
can be used by the court to make a fair determination on this issue.
Conti Moore Law, PLLC, our Orlando property division lawyers have handled all facets of this
issue with countless clients over the course of our practice. Each case
is different with its own set of unique factors to which Florida law must
be applied. Our legal team is adept at handling all the details of this
matter and working to help you obtain a
fair and just resolution whether at the negotiation table or in court.
Ready to be backed by an experienced and aggressive attorney?
Contact us at (407) 315-2006.