Boca Raton Equitable Distribution
The most basic element of any Florida divorce is dividing up the various
assets and liabilities of the parties in a fair manner. When you get divorced
in Florida, your marital assets and liabilities shall be divided equally
unless there is a reason for an unequal distribution.
Given the complexities involved, and in order to make sure you receive
and retain all the assets you are entitled to after a divorce, it is important
to talk with a knowledgeable family law attorney. At the Law Offices of
Brian M. Moskowitz, we have over a decade of experience handling family
law matters. In addition to this professional experience, divorce attorney
Brian Moskowitz has endured the divorce process himself. He has a passion
for family law and won’t let anyone take advantage of you or your
situation. He will guide you through the procedure of property distribution
while ensuring that your rights are protected.
Contact us today at 561-983-6707 or by filling out our online form to discuss
your equitable distribution questions. From our offices in Boca Raton
and West Palm Beach, we provide family law services to individuals throughout
the state of Florida, including the South Florida communities of Boca
Raton, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach
and all of Palm Beach County.
In a divorce, the court determines what is considered to be marital property
and what is considered to be separate property. Any property acquired
during the marriage is classified as marital property. Those assets acquired
before the marriage are known as separate property and are not subject
to the equitable distribution process. In dividing marital property, the
court considers a number of factors including:
- Earning power of the spouses;
- Separate property of the spouses;
- One spouse having done all the work to acquire the property;
- The value that one spouse contributed as the home-maker for the family;
- Economic fault of one spouse in wasting and dissipating marital property;
- Duration of the marriage;
- Age and relative health of the spouses;
- The responsibility for providing for children of the marriage; and
- Spousal abuse or marital infidelity.
Property includes everything that you have that could be considered an
asset such as your:
- Investment accounts;
- Retirement assets;
- Pensions and annuities;
- Bank accounts;
- Stocks and bonds;
- Businesses; and
- Life insurance cash value.
Going through a divorce is a time when a divorce lawyer's advice is
crucial to ensure that you keep all of the property to which you are entitled
and that you obtain a fair distribution of those assets that must be divided.
If you would like further information about equitable distribution or
have questions regarding your individual situation, please contact the
equitable distribution attorneys at the Law Offices of Brian M. Moskowitz.
We can be reached by phone at 561-983-6707 or by our
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