Fort Lauderdale Property Division Lawyers
The divorce process can be very complicated, and one of the most difficult parts of the process is the valuation and division property of property. This is a critical component of any divorce because it will have significant impact on your long-term financial future and economic security. Everything you and your spouse own collectively has to be divided and assigned, with each person having an equitable share of the property. If you are going through a divorce, you may have to fight to get the property you want, need, and deserve.]
Florida is an equitable property state, which means that your property will be divided equitably, which means fairly, but does not necessarily mean equally. The court must characterize property as separate and marital property and assign an appropriate value to each item. Separate property will generally be retained by the spouse who has the separate property interest in the property unless it is needed to obtain a fair and equitable division of marital property. Marital property will generally be divided equally absent reasons why such an equal division would not be fair and equitable.
The division of property can become very complex depending on the specific of your marital estate. Some types of property issues that often complicate the property division stage of a divorce include the following:
- Ownership of a family business
- High net worth marital estates
- Professional practices owned by a spouse
- Intangible or hard to value property like stock options
- A spouse who is hiding assets or fails to properly disclose assets
- Any form of interest in a business entity
- Separate property that received marital funds to preserve and build the asset (i.e. pre-marriage homes or retirements plans that continued to receive income contributions during marriage)
At Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A., we understand how important the property division process is to you, and we are dedicated to helping you obtain the property division settlement that you need. We recognize that the property division settlement that you obtain today will affect your long-term financial health and the ease of your transition in to unmarried life. We work diligently to reach innovative and effective property division agreements, but we are also prepared to use zealous advocacy and aggressive litigation strategy when necessary to obtain the property distribution that you are entitled to receive. If you or your spouse is considering divorce, you should discuss your case with us and tell us more about your needs and the circumstances you are facing. You should feel free to contact us today by calling 954-580-8080.
Fort Lauderdale Property Division Practice Areas
Our Fort Lauderdale property division attorneys have many years of experience helping people just like you negotiate and draft property agreements that will protect your interest and provide you with your fair share of the marital estate. Whatever the particular circumstances of your case, we would like to discuss your case with you to determine if we can help you with:
Both property and debts must be divided when your marriage ends, and it is important to come to an agreement with which both you and your spouse can be satisfied. Where it is not possible to reach an agreement because your spouse is not hiding assets or there are other complex property division issues, we are prepared to conduct extensive discovery so that property can be appropriately valued and divided fairly. At Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A., we are determined to reach the property divisions that our clients deserve.
If you or someone you love is considering filing for divorce and is concerned about what he or she can expect to keep following the dissolution of the marriage, the Fort Lauderdale property division lawyers of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. may be able to help. To discuss your needs with us in more detail, please contact us today by calling 954-580-8080.
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