The division of property and marital assets is one of the most complex and hotly contested aspects of divorce. Over the course of a marriage, couples will acquire property and share different types of assets, such as bank accounts and investments. But who gets what and how much are you entitled to keep? These are important questions that will ultimately be decided by the court. Although Florida law requires an equitable distribution of property and assets during a divorce, it is vital to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney on your side to protect your rights and interests. For nearly 40 years, the Wesley Chapel property division attorneys at DHW Law have successfully represented many men and women with some of the most complex family law issues.
The objective of Florida family law courts is to divide property and assets according to fairness. However, that does not necessarily mean they will be divided equally. Florida courts have the power to distribute all property and assets acquired by both parties in an equitable manner, regardless of whether the legal title lies in their individual or joint names.
We have all heard that life is not always fair. But when it comes to the division of marital property and assets in Florida, it is up to judges to rule based on fairness. But that does not guarantee a 50-50 split. For example, if one spouse spends $10,000 of the couple’s bank account on a vacation or an affair, the judge may award the other spouse with a much larger share of the couple’s marital assets.
Divorce often gets complicated. Few aspects of divorce are more complex than the division of property and assets. The selection of a property division attorney can often make the difference between protecting the rights to your share of marital assets or possibly losing everything you have worked hard to earn. One of the jobs of a property division attorney is to help guide each client through the legal process. The Wesley Chapel legal team at DHW Law, P.A. understands the legal nuances needed to help place clients in the best position to succeed.
When it comes to property division, there are three important dates to remember–the date of separation, the date of the divorce petition and the date of the anticipated final judgment. An experienced and knowledgeable property division attorney will understand how each of these dates will affect your case by carefully examining the characteristics of your case and developing a strategy to maximize the best possible outcome.
If you are going through a divorce in Pasco County, it is important to rights to your property and assets. The husband and wife legal team of David and Gwen Walkowiak at DHW Law, P.A. understand the unique obstacles and challenges of people going through this stressful time. They utilize a comprehensive and personable approach to help client achieve the best possible results. To learn more, contact their Wesley Chapel law office today and schedule a consultation to discuss your case.