Ensuring A Fair Division Of Property

When a marriage comes to an end, it's a complicated and emotional time. Adding to the confusion is how to move forward and what to do with the past. From property to financial assets, a great deal can be accumulated throughout a marriage, especially if it was long-term. The more entwined your lives became, the more difficult it can feel to separate them when it comes time to dividing assets in a divorce.

At Family Matters Law Group, P.A., in Davie, we focus exclusively on family law. This gives us the breadth and depth of knowledge required to provide our clients with legal guidance they can trust. We understand what is at stake, and we will work tirelessly to ensure your assets and properly are distributed in a fair and appropriate manner.

What Assets Are Divided?

Equitable distribution does not necessarily mean "equal," but in most cases, Florida courts will stay as close to equal as possible. Understanding what property and assets are included is important when determining distribution.

With few exceptions, any assets and property acquired during a marriage are considered marital property, regardless of whose name is on the title or who contributed more.

This includes:

  • Family home
  • Vacation homes
  • Retirement and pension plans
  • Stocks

Debt acquired during the marriage is also typically divided equally.

What Goes Into The Decision?

There are many factors that are taken into consideration when dividing the assets. These include:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The financial circumstances of each spouse
  • Whether careers were put on hold to support the other's career or education goals
  • The plans for custody of any minor children

Our lawyers will help you understand the process so you know what to expect.

We Can Help You Understand Equitable Distribution Laws

Property or assets that you brought to the marriage may be considered separate and would not be included in marital property. Gifts or inheritances received during a marriage could also be considered separate. Our attorneys can help you understand the differences and your options when it comes to marital versus separate property.

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