Boca Raton Property Division Attorney
Fighting for Fair and Equitable Property Division
It is up to the parties in a Florida divorce to decide how to divide up the property between them. If they can’t agree on how to do this, the court will distribute the marital property in a way the judge decides is fair. As a Florida Bar Board-Certified attorney in marital and family law, and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator, David L. Hirschberg will work with you to come up with a property division that meets your needs. If an agreement cannot be reached, the Law Offices of David L. Hirschberg, P.A. provides strong, effective representation in court to make sure a fair and equitable distribution of property is made that reflects your needs, contact our Boca Raton property division attorney today.
How Florida Courts Decide on an Equitable Distribution of Marital Property
When called upon to divide the property in a divorce, the court looks at several factors to decide what kind of property division would be fair to both parties. In making this determination, the judge looks at several factors, including:
- The duration of the marriage
- Each party’s finances
- Each person’s contributions to the marriage
- Whether one spouse contributed to the career advancement or education of the other
- Whether one spouse interrupted a career or education to manage the home or raise the children
- Whether one spouse intentionally tried to dissipate marital assets after the divorce was filed or anytime in the two years before the start of the divorce
Identifying and Valuing Marital Property
The property involved in the marital estate can be quite complex after a lengthy marriage or one involving significant assets. Difficult questions can arise whether a particular asset is marital or separate property. Such complicated assets include all or part of a pension plan, an interest in a business, appreciation of assets, employee stock options, and more. Also, separate property can become marital property, and vice versa, depending upon how it is treated by the parties.
Equally important to properly identifying marital property is giving it an appropriate value, so that the court can make an equitable distribution. As an attorney who specializes in divorces involving high net worth individuals and couples, David L. Hirschberg is an expert in locating assets and debts, determining their character as marital or separate property, and determining the appropriate value. The Law Offices of David L. Hirschberg, P.A. will strive to create a compelling case that represents your interests in the property division, whether working with your spouse in mediation or litigating the matter in court.
Get Expert Legal Help From Boca Raton Property Division Attorney in Your Florida Divorce
For expert advice and assistance in the division of property and other aspects of your divorce in South Florida, contact the Law Offices of David L. Hirschberg, P.A. in Boca Raton at 561-288-8620.