Divorces tend to be contentious and complex because many divorcing couples cannot agree on how to divide property. If a couple cannot agree on property division, a judge must decide how to do so. If you need help with the property division aspect of your divorce, our Polk County family law lawyers at Boswell & Dunlap LLP are committed to meeting the needs of our clients. Backed by extensive years of experience, we can help you resolve this stressful divorce-related issue in the most effective and timely manner possible.
How is property divided in Florida?
Each state has its own laws regarding property division. In the state of Florida, only marital property-property that was acquired during marriage-is divided. This can include assets such as real estate, furniture, and vehicles. Property that was obtained before marriage is considered separate and is not divided during divorce.
When dividing property, a judge will consider the following:
- The contributions made by both spouses
- The length of the marriage
- The financial situation of each spouse
- The efforts of each spouse to improve their household’s finances
- The contributions made by either spouse to support the other’s career
Our Polk County Divorce Attorneys Serve Clients Throughout the Region
We understand that the divorce process can be a daunting and stressful experience. Our mission is to make the divorce process less overwhelming for our clients in Hardee County, Polk County, and Highlands County. We can help you understand more about property division and what you can expect. We will do everything possible to secure a favorable outcome for you.