Property division when you are getting a divorce can go two ways: friendly or acrimonious. It seems sometimes that the couple is playing out their marriage in court to finalize it and mark it as done. In Florida, the divorce courts use something called equitable distribution. Simply put, this means that the court divides all your property by what it considers fair for each person involved.
Some of the factors that the courts in Florida take into consideration are as follows:
-- How long were you married?
-- What are the economic circumstances for each of you?
-- How much did each one of you contribute to the marriage, to include a stay-at-home spouse?
-- Was there any interruption of careers or education by either spouse?
-- Was there any waste, dissipation or depletion of assets two years before or after the divorce was filed?
These are just a few of the issues that the laws of Florida deal with. One way to ensure that the divorce goes smoothly is to enter into collaboration and decide between both of you and your attorneys how the property will be split. If you go to court with a plan in place, the judge will likely expedite this hearing, and you could save yourself time, money and aggravation.
At the Thompson Family Law office, we have your best interests in mind. We know what steps to take to get you what is rightfully yours. You and your soon-to-be ex-spouse may need to sit down with each other and try to hammer out an agreement on how the assets, debt and property will be distributed. We can help. Even if the split is acrimonious, we are not afraid to help you get what belongs to you.