This post is written to conclude and recap my series on the division of marital property in a Melbourne, Florida divorce. I felt it necessary to write on this issue due to the fact that, for obvious reasons, the dividing of property and debt can cause a great deal of confusion. The results of such matters, however, can have a dramatic impact on one’s future. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you require assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- The fact that Florida divides property “equitably” in a divorce
- Proving whether property is “marital” or “separate” in nature
- How property division impacts alimony
- Dividing retirement assets in divorce
There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, Florida is not a “community property” state. As opposed to splitting property and debt down the middle, our state is solely concerned with making sure that the division is fair. Second, discovery is vital to proving whether or not property or debt will be subjected to division. Many are surprised to learn the extent to which spousal support is considered in tandem with property division. Finally, one of people’s greatest concerns in a divorce is how their retirement will be impacted. By understanding these issues, today, a person can help to ensure their future.
One point I stressed in each of these articles is that it is important to contact a family law attorney immediately if you are at the end of a marriage. Counsel will help you to understand your options and will explain how you can expect your assets to be divided. As a Melbourne divorce lawyer, I am able to assist with such matters. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation. We also service clients in the Brevard County cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.