Tampa Property Division Attorney
What Equitable Distribution Means
An established principle in
family law is that the two parties should receive a fair share of the marital property.
Florida is considered an equitable distribution state, which does not
always mean that each party recieves an equal share. Rather, judges will
attempt to divide the property in a manner that allows each party to maintain
the standard of living as enjoyed before the divorce. Florida statute
61.075, "Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets and Liabilities"
lays out specific guidelines for the division of property.
Some of the most important factors which will be considered include:
- Each person's contribution to the marriage, including the value of
any services performed in the care and education of children and in the
duties of a homemaker
- The financial situation of each ex-spouse
- How long the couple has been married
- The effect of any interruption in the personal career or education of either
party which occurred as a result of the marriage
- Whether it would be beneficial to the children for either party to keep
the house as a primary residence
While the considerations above and others will guide the court in the division
of property in your divorce, a Tampa divorce lawyer from the
Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo can help you influence the process through effective argumentation and
reasoning to ensure that you receive everything that is due to you when
you finalize the process.
Gain Compassionate Legal Advocacy
At the Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo, we want to help you through your
divorce with as little stress and delay as possible. It is important to
have knowledgeable legal representation to guide you through the often
confusing and emotional process of dividing property with your ex-spouse.
We will apply our negotiation skills to see that you walk away from the
divorce with your fair share of the marital assets.
Contact a Tampa divorce attorney from our office for a
free case evaluation about your specific case and to learn more about what you can expect in
the property division.