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Property Division

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.

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