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Dividing Assets In A Florida Divorce: Equitable Distribution: Division of Property

During your marriage, you bought a house and two cars. You created investment accounts, one in your name and one in your spouse's. Your spouse has a retirement account and stock options and you opened a business with a partner.

How will the Florida divorce court divide these assets between you and your spouse? You may want to speak with the experienced Tampa divorce lawyer from the firm for assistance protecting your rights during this process.

How is Property Divided During a Florida Divorce?

Florida only divides "marital property," i.e., property acquired during the marriage. It is "presumed" that there will be a 50/50 division of marital property. Under certain circumstances, however, divorce courts in Florida can give unequal shares to either party of the divorce.

Florida's equitable distribution laws are designed to provide a fair, but not necessarily equal, split. The court determines what assets are given to the parties of a divorce based on a variety of factors.

To divide up your marital property, a number of issues must be considered, including:

  • Whether the asset was acquired during the marriage, i.e., whether it is a "marital asset"
  • If it is a marital asset, title to the asset dos not matter, i.e., the asset can be titled in one spouse's name, both spouses' names or a spouse's and another person's name

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