Do Not Take Risks When Dividing Your Marital Property

One of the potentially contentious issues during divorce is property division. When they are married, couples tend to think of property as "ours." When divorce approaches, that may change to "mine" and "not yours."

In Florida, marital property is considered a joint asset, and all marital assets as well as marital debts are split in a roughly equal fashion during a divorce.

At the Law Office of Amy L. Beauchaine, attorney Beauchaine has been helping couples divide their marital assets for many years. As a family law attorney, she has experience with high asset divorces and complex property division, as well as more straightforward division of property.

Marital property includes:

  • Home equity and other real estate
  • Investments
  • Retirement accounts
  • Businesses held jointly
  • Household goods, jewelry and collections
  • Motor vehicles

Our attorney has experience with some of the more complicated division of property matters such as the valuation of a business, or the appraisal of either property or other valuable items.

Equal Is Not 50-50

When marital property is split in half, each individual asset is not split in half. For example, one spouse may keep $150,000 of retirement funds and the other spouse may keep $150,000 of home equity. Or each spouse keeps a vehicle if each has approximately the same value.

An experienced lawyer will help you in the following ways:

  • Identify what is or is not a marital asset
  • Work with appraisers or other professionals to value the marital assets
  • Develop a property division agreement to which the court is likely to agree

The court has discretion in this matter. We work with our clients and the court to reach an agreeable division of property during divorce.

Mover Your Family Forward but Protect Your Financial Interests

To get you and your family moving on a path toward a brighter future, please contact the Altamonte Springs Law Office of Amy L. Beauchaine at 407-636-2985 or send our post-divorce modification lawyer and Orlando marital asset attorney an email.