Aggressive Representation For Divorce Property Division
Dividing assets and debts in a divorce are often the most contentious parts of the divorce process. Disputes over homes, vehicles and other valuable assets can drag out a divorce and make the process challenging. Florida law requires assets to be split equitably, but that does not mean they will be divided equally. Because of this stipulation, it is essential that you have a skilled lawyer who can represent your interests.
At The Davies Law Firm, LLC, our staff has helped many clients across Florida with their divorce and family law cases. Our founding attorney, Kathleen Davies, is a proven litigator and negotiator with decades of legal experience. Our offices in Cocoa and Orlando help clients across Central Florida with their property division matters. You can schedule your free consultation now by calling us at 855-688-4713.
Understanding Florida Equitable Distribution
Under Florida law, there are two types of assets and liabilities: marital and nonmarital. Marital property includes any assets acquired and any liabilities incurred during the marriage through marital funds or marital labor. Savings, pensions, retirement accounts, vacation homes, investment property, stocks and bonds, credit card accounts, mortgages, automobiles and auto loans are all examples of potential marital assets and liabilities.
Non-marital assets are anything one partner owned before the marriage, assets acquired as a gift from someone other than the spouse during the marriage and assets acquired through inheritance. Non-marital assets remain the property of the individual after divorce, unless they have been comingled with marital assets.
Valuation of assets can get complicated, particularly in high-asset divorces. Real estate may need to be valued by an expert appraiser. Businesses may require a business valuation specialist. We work with highly regarded forensic accountants and other specialists to ensure proper valuation of all assets.
Meet With Our Orlando Property Division Lawyer
As with other divorce issues that we work on with our clients, we adopt a solutions-oriented approach to property division. We listen carefully to each client’s objectives, prioritize them and create a strategy to accomplish those goals.