Tampa Property Division Attorneys

Tampa Property Division Attorneys

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Equitable Distribution is the Court’s way of deciding which spouse is entitled to which marital assets in the event of a divorce.  For a lot of spouses, especially in cases where alimony is not available, this is the primary form of support that is going to be available as a result of the divorce.  In addition, we understand the importance of protecting assets that you have worked hard to earn throughout the duration of the marriage.  That is why we make it is our goal to ensure that you are in the best position possible following your divorce.

What Is Included in an Equitable Distribution Scheme?

Equitable Distribution refers to the distribution of Marital Assets in Divorce proceedings. Generally, these are assets that have been acquired during your marriage. This also includes the appreciation of any nonmarital assets if the enhancement in their value is the result of marital efforts or labor. Marital Assets do not include gifts from third parties during the marriage, inheritance, assets owned prior to the marriage, or assets acquired after the date of filing.

What Factors Does the Court Take into Consideration When Awarding Assets?

There are many factors the court takes into consideration when determining which spouse to award a certain asset to.  Some of the more commonly considered factors include:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • The economic circumstances of each party
  • The contribution of one spouse tot eh personal career or educational opportunity of the other spouse
  • A spouse’s contribution to the appreciate, acquisition, enhancement, and product of income from an asset.
  • A spouse’s contribution to the marriage, including to the care and education of the children and services as a homemaker.
  • The intentional dissipation, waste, depletion or destruction of marital assets within two years of filing for divorce.
  • Any other factors the court determines are necessary to do justice and equity between the parties

Where You Have Questions, We Have Answers

If you are considering filing for divorce and have questions about what assets you may be entitled to following a divorce, we encourage you to reach out to our team of experienced Family Law attorneys. We know that the idea of filing for Divorce is stressful and questioning the financial security of your future can be unsettling. However, our skilled team of lawyers are here to fight for you, and promptly settle your case so you focus on turning the page and moving on to the next chapter in your life.

Call the Tampa Divorce Lawyers at Anton Garcia Law at (813) 907-9807 or request a consultation.