Marital Property Must Be Divided In Divorce
Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means that the court divides the marital property as equally and fairly as possible. It is not necessary that everything be sold and divided in half; you may wish to keep some property in exchange for other property.
I am Naples attorney Beverly L. Brennan of the Law Offices of Beverly L. Brennan, P.A. I have been helping families who are facing divorce move forward with their lives for decades. This experience allows me to understand how to help you articulate and achieve your goals for the division of marital property as fairly as possible.
What Is And Is Not Marital Property?
That is the most important question when it comes to the division of the marital estate. Marital property is property acquired during the marriage; for example, a house purchased by a couple after they were married. Less obvious examples can include the increase in value of property owned by one person prior to the marriage, or contributions to a pre-existing account such as a retirement plan.
As an experienced property division lawyer, I understand how to correctly determine which parts of the marital estate are marital property and which are not. If there is a dispute over the nature of a piece of property or asset, I can establish the facts which support a characterization of the status of the property in question. This includes property such as:
- Retirement funds
- Motor vehicles
- Investment real estate
- Stock options
- Art collections, heirlooms, jewelry, etc.
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For effective representation in the division of your marital property that is backed up by more than 30 years of experience, call 239-207-3051 or toll-free at 239-207-3051. You are also welcome to contact me online to schedule your initial consultation.