Experienced Gainesville and Tallahassee Attorneys Handling Property Division Matters In A Divorce
Property division is among the more emotional and important issues to resolve in divorce. Florida is an “equitable distribution” state.
Understanding Equitable Distribution Of Property In Florida
Equitable distribution means that if the divorcing parties cannot reach agreement on the division of property and assets on their own, the court will divide debts and assets in a manner it deems fair and equitable. This does not mean that property and debts will be split 50-50.
Whether or not you have accumulated substantial assets during your marriage, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Florida marital property division lawyer to protect your rights and ensure as much financial stability as possible in your post-divorce life.
If unmarried partners have accumulated significant assets over the course of a relationship that is now ending, property division can be more challenging than in a traditional divorce. Unless the parties signed a legal cohabitation agreement, the services of a knowledgeable family law attorney are critical to protecting their financial interests.
We Protect Your Rights And Help Secure Your Long-Term Future
At Bauer Law Group in Gainesville, Tallahassee, Leon, Columbia, Bradford, Union, Gilchrist, Levy, Dixie, and Putnam, we protect the rights of our clients in property division matters. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to assist clients with high net worth cases involving complex holdings such as family businesses, pensions, private practices, second homes or investment real estate, collectibles and other assets.
Factors Considered When Dividing Marital Property In Florida
Florida courts consider a number of factors when dividing marital property, including:
- The length of the marriage
- Each spouse’s earning ability and economic situation
- Contributions that each spouse made to the marriage, including improvement of marital assets or in contributions in a non-income-producing manner, such as being a primary caregiver for children
- Whether either spouse interrupted a career or education during the marriage to contribute to the other spouse’s career or education
- Whether either spouse intentionally depleted marital assets after the divorce petition or within two years of filing the divorce petition
Contact Our Experienced Family Law Attorneys
We invite you to contact our lawyers today to schedule a consultation. We will review the facts of your situation and recommend the best course of action.
Call (352) 306-0030 in the Gainesville Area or (850) 781-0040 in Tallahassee Area or send an email today.
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