Determination and Distribution of Assets in Divorce

Jacksonville, FL Divorce Attorney Helps Clients Determine and Distribute Assets

Florida law is a “no-fault” divorce state, and as such, provides for an “equitable distribution” of marital property. This means that marital property is supposed to be divided fairly – which does not necessarily mean equally. The division of assets and property is based upon the facts of the case and both spouses’ contributions to the marriage, which makes each case unique. If possible, spouses can agree on a property split before the dissolution proceedings to save on costs and time.
However, if a settlement agreement cannot be reached through negotiation, the court divides the marital assets up based on its determinations. Therefore, it is vitally important that during this process you work with a lawyer who has the experience you need to protect your assets and property. Compassionate North Florida divorce lawyer Maria Rogers has the skill and methods you need to get you the results you deserve.

“Equitable Distribution”

Florida courts take into account spousal contributions to a marriage and make a determination based on what they come to decide is fair and just for both parties— which does not necessarily mean split down the middle, and include:

  • The marriage contribution made by each spouse, including contributions to the care and education of the children and home
  • The financial circumstances of the parties as a couple, and as individuals
  • The marriage length
  • The contribution of a spouse to the personal career or educational opportunity of the other spouse
  • The contribution of each spouse to income, or the incurring of liabilities to, the marital assets and the non-marital assets of the parties
  • Whether the marital home should be retained as a primary residence for any dependent child of the marriage

Determining and distributing assets can be a complex matter, one that needs to be handled by an experienced Florida divorce attorney with years of experience and success. Duval County’s Maria Rogers has the knowledge and skill you require to make sure that you receive your fair share of the marital assets when all is said and done.

Persuasive Legal Representation

Attorney Rogers knows how it important it is to feel that the parties receive what is due to them after the end of their marriage. Florida Divorce Lawyer Maria Rogers has the skills and experience you need to make sure that your marital assets are divided in a way that feels right to you. Call her at her office in Jacksonville today at (904) 352-2459 to begin the process of fairly determining and distributing your marital assets and property.