Fort Lauderdale Property Division Lawyers

Whether you are negotiating a divorce settlement outside of the courtroom or involved in a litigated divorce, one of the most important aspects of the proceedings will be the division of marital property.

Florida courts use a system of equitable distribution when dividing marital property in divorce. "Property" includes all assets and debts acquired during the marriage by either spouse. "Equitable distribution" of property means a "fair" — but not necessarily 50/50 — division of marital assets and debts.

Helping Clients Protect What They Have Earned

At the Law Offices of Barry I. Finkel, P.A., we possess a thorough understanding of Florida's complex property distribution laws. Attorney Barry I. Finkel has spent more than 30 years successfully negotiating and litigating the division of marital property for divorcing clients, including high net worth professionals, public figures and their spouses. Our team takes a special interest in:

We will guide you through this process and work to ensure that you receive the best possible property settlement. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our Fort Lauderdale property division attorneys. We represent husbands and wives throughout the Tri-County area. Attorney referrals are welcome.

Equitable Distribution Of Assets And Liabilities

Florida law is clear that equitable distribution does not necessarily mean equal distribution. In some cases, it is possible to argue that one spouse is entitled to more than half of the assets, and any assumption otherwise can be rebutted by each individual's contribution to the marriage. This can include a spouse who works full time, while the other does not contribute either in work or in-kind tasks, whether child-rearing or maintaining the home. In such cases, the courts can distribute property unequally.

Additionally, if one party used a nonmarital asset – an inheritance, for example – to purchase a joint asset, the court might rule that the purchased asset is a nonmarital asset.

Boca Raton Asset Division Attorneys Serving The Tri-County Area

To learn more about marital property division in Florida, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers. In Fort Lauderdale, we can be reached at 954-776-1414. In Boca Raton, we can be reached at 561-910-1870. If we are unavailable when you call, a member of our team will return your phone call within one hour. Attorney referrals are welcome.