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Equitable Distribution Tag

Retirement Accounts in Divorce In the divorce process in the Unites States, property is commonly distributed utilizing one of two methods, depending upon the state in which you live. There are nine states in the US that are "community property" states and the rest are what is known...

Debts & Divorce When it comes to divorce, Florida is an equitable distribution state. This means that all marital assets and liabilities are distributed in a manner considered to be fair. This does not mean an equal distribution. The parties can agree between themselves how the...

Who Keeps the House in a Divorce? In Florida, with only a few exceptions, assets purchased during the marriage by the married couple are considered marital property. This includes the family home, which is often the marital asset with the greatest value. It may be the one...

[counter type='zero' position='center' digit='79900' font_size='' font_color=''] Annual Number of Florida Divorces* [/counter] Florida Divorce. Many people struggle with the idea of petitioning for a Florida divorce because they have children and/or have a lot of jointly-held assets that may be subject to dispute. We do our best to assuage those fears...

Florida Prenuptial Agreements: Prenuptial agreements seem to be becoming more predominant in the Miami, Florida area. As a family law firm that drafts prenuptial agreements, a lot of the calls that we receive are from couples in which one of the partners has accumulated a significant amount...

One of the first questions that I like to ask when speaking with a caller regarding filing for a divorce in Florida is whether or not they have discussed a Marital Settlement Agreement with their spouse. Marital settlement agreements are basically just written contracts made between...

Permanent Alimony Awards in Short-Term Marriages We receive a lot of questions regarding qualifications for alimony under Florida law. As mentioned in prior posts, there are a few different types of alimony. The type most people are asking about is referred to as "permanent alimony". As the...

Durational Alimony We receive a lot of questions about what it takes to qualify for alimony in a Florida divorce. There are a few different types of alimony, one of which is referred to as "Durational" alimony. Under Florida Statute §61.08 (2014), durational alimony may be awarded when permanent...