Equitable Division of Assets in Florida
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One of the most contentious issues that you may find yourself facing in
a divorce is deciding which person gets what shared items. When negotiating
the terms of a divorce, the division of assets can be one of the most
complicated proceedings. Florida divorce courts take into account a variety
of factors when deciding which spouse should receive certain assets. Make
sure you are appropriately represented in your divorce so that the opposing
party does not take advantage of you!
There are many ways that you can be taken advantage of during a divorce,
including having your former partner hiding important assets or property
from you to prevent you from having access to, or even having a spouse
lie in order to obtain a larger cut of the property. When people are pitted
against one another, each person will want to feel as though they are winning.
How is property divided during a Florida divorce?
Florida law will divide property according to the laws of equitable distribution.
This means that the court will look at a number of different factors before
deciding what amount of property is fair to give to each person. While
the name may suggest otherwise,
equitable distribution does not mean that property will be evenly divided
between each person.
Factors taken into consideration when dividing assets include:
- Duration of the marriage
- Each spouse's contribution to acquirement of wealth
- Each spouse's employment status
- Child custody determinations
- Each spouse's economic status and situation
- Any contributions one spouse made to the other in the case of educational
or career opportunities
- Any potential destruction of material property by either party in the two
years prior to the separation
Based on these contributions, the court will examine each person’s
overall contribution to the marriage and what they deserve. This is more
difficult than it seems. You need an aggressive and knowledgeable Brevard
County divorce attorney to help you during this time.
Property division cannot be changed at a later date, and you need to be
sure that you are properly taken care of from the beginning.
Protect Your Property: Contact Henderson & Futchko, P.A.
Individuals who "lose it all" in their divorce are usually individuals
who are not adequately prepared or effectively represented. Do not let
this happen to you. Our team of
Brevard County family law attorneys at Henderson & Futchko, P.A. is dedicated to preserving your dignity
as we press for an appropriate division of assets. Our goal is to meet
your needs in a manner that is professional and dignified, helping to
secure your quality of life in the wake of this upheaval.
In divorce cases involving children, it is essential that the division
of assets goes smoothly and correctly, as the effect of the division can
most drastically affect the young ones involved. Protect your belongings
during divorce by contacting a member of our team for legal assistance.
At Henderson & Futchko, P.A., we pride ourselves in being able to interact
with you one-on-one, providing you access to our experienced attorneys. Our representation is always custom fit to your specific situation. We
make you our priority, and our clients can be confident in the fact that
we are always invested in your case until its completion.
Contact our firm today for a consultation.