Tampa Property Division Attorney
Experienced Florida Property Division Lawyers
When going through the break-up of a marriage, making decisions as to who gets what in terms of property and assets is never easy. Disputes can arise in even otherwise amicable situations, while any agreements made can have significant impacts on your financial security, both now and in the future.
At HD Law Partners, our experienced Tampa property division attorneys understand what is at stake in these types of situations, and provide the trusted legal representation you need at a time when you are most vulnerable. With over 40 years’ combined experience in representing clients in the Florida courts, we serve as a trusted legal advocate to ensure your rights and interests are protected.
How the Florida Courts Distribute Marital Property
While a few states classify all marital property and assets as community property and distribute it evenly between the partners, the majority of others follow rules of equitable distribution, taking into consideration each person’s own individual assets and liabilities in making an award. Under Florida’s equitable distribution statutes (Section 61.075), the law requires that any property, assets, and debts accumulated during the course of the marriage be distributed in a way that is far to both parties, while not necessarily being equal in amount. Factors the court considers in making this determination include the following:
- Length of the marriage;
- The contribution to the marriage by each spouse;
- The economic circumstances of each party;
- Contributions of one spouse to the education or career of the other;
- The desirability of awarding property or assets based on who has custody of dependent children;
- Actions taken by each spouse in either acquiring or increasing the value of property and financial holdings, as well as any negative actions taken aimed at decreasing these value.
Aggressive Legal Representation in Property Distribution Matters
In order to get a valid judgment in property distribution matters, it is vitally important to separate marital property from non-marital property, while also making sure there are no hidden assets that the court is not aware of. Florida mandatory disclosure guidelines require each party in the dissolution of a marriage to provide the other party with a complete listing of any personal property, real estate, or financial holdings in their possession. This includes the following:
- Homes, land, and rental or vacation properties;
- Cars, boats, or other types of recreational vehicles;
- Household furniture and furnishings;
- Collectibles and sports equipment;
- Interests in businesses or partnerships;
- Banking and investment accounts;
- Stocks and bonds;
- Employee retirement accounts and pension plans.
While hidden assets could rob you of money that is rightfully yours, failing to disclose your total debts or liabilities could result in you losing the rights to property that you are entitled to. Our attorneys possess the legal knowledge and experience necessary to deal with these types of issues. We work diligently on your behalf to ensure your financial interests are protected, benefiting you now and in the years to come.
Let Our Tampa Property Division Attorneys Help You
If you or someone you care about is going through a divorce or separation, contact HD Law Partners today. Our experienced Tampa property distribution attorneys provide the competent representation you need in these types of cases, ensuring your rights are protected. Reach out to us today to learn how we can help you.