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What factors does Florida consider in asset division?

In Florida, there are a number of factors that may be considered by court when determining what constitutes a fair division of marital assets. Each marriage is different, so it is reasonable that each divorce be considered on its own terms. If you are divorcing, many things may affect what exactly is "fair" in your asset division.

You can find your spouse's hidden assets

If you're getting a divorce, one of the things you might be interest in is if your spouse is hiding assets. Hidden assets need to be uncovered, so you get your fair share out of your marriage. No person should hide any assets during divorce, and if your spouse does, you may be able to make it work to your benefit.

How you split up retirement accounts matters

If you're ready to file for a divorce, you probably already know that you'll need to split some of your assets. If you have retirement accounts, those will likely need to be split between you and your spouse as well. How you split them will depend on your situation, but these are a few things you need to know.

Why an online appraisal isn't the best choice for your home

You might think that an online appraisal can save you money and get you an answer quickly. While that might be true, an online appraisal can actually falsely inflate your home's value, and that can seriously impact your divorce.

How can you protect your inheritance in case of divorce?

When people go into a marriage with a large inheritance or receive one during the marriage, many use it for the good of the couple and their family. They may buy a house, pay off debt or put it into an investment or savings account.

Jurisdiction can impact the outcome in military divorces

Florida is home to a number of military bases. Many service members and their families who spend time stationed here move around considerably -- within the U.S. as well as abroad. While Florida may be their home for a time, they don't consider it their home state. Likewise, many Floridians are stationed at bases in other states and abroad.

The benefits of a private bank account in case of divorce

If you've just gotten married, you probably aren't thinking about divorce just yet. If you have thought it over and are thinking about the fact that you don't want to be left with nothing in case that your marriage does goes south, you maybe considering keeping a private fund that could help you in an emergency. Is this a good idea though?

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