In Florida, courts seek to equitably divide marital assets between divorcing partners. But this process may be one of the most complex and contentious facets of divorce. This is especially true for lengthy marriages or marriages in which one or both spouses have substantial assets.
But a divorce lawyer from Westchase Law, P.A. may be able to help. We understand the emotional toll that divorce carries and seek to provide solutions that minimize burden while still obtaining favorable settlements for our clients. To that end, we use the full range of available legal options, including negotiation, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution—and litigation if necessary.
Equitable division in Florida can be a complex process that usually requires a full accounting of the shared and individual assets and liabilities of each partner. The court then determines which assets and liabilities are marital and divides them equitably. Presumptively, each partner should receive about half of the marital estate. This may vary, however, based on consideration of a number of factors. These can include the following:
Approaching property division requires the instincts of a seasoned Tampa family law lawyer. Family law is deeply subjective and, as such, requires a great deal of experience. Additionally, complex issues of identifying and valuing marital property may require an attorney to work with a variety of experts in the fields of accounting and property appraisal.
At Westchase Law, P.A., we realize that information is a valuable tool during negotiation. We strive to avoid the stress and expense of a lengthy court battle by negotiating beneficial out-of-court property settlements on behalf of our clients. We attempt to foster a constructive and respectful environment during settlement negotiations. Nevertheless, we understand that effective negotiation requires a willingness to litigate if necessary.
The Tampa attorneys of Westchase Law, P.A. remain constantly apprised of the latest developments in the laws of Florida. Their family law practice includes divorce, alimony, custody and visitation, domestic violence, and termination of parental rights. If you are facing divorce or any other domestic relations issue, you do not need to go it alone. Contact us at 813-438-7114 or through our web contact page.