Property Division: Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets
You may never have expected to be in this place, contemplating how your property would be divided from your divorce. The high emotions involved can, unfortunately, be the breeding ground for a long, drawn-out divorce. Your choice of an attorney could make all the difference in helping you secure a favorable resolution without further complicating the divorce.
Dividing Marital Property Equitably in Florida
In Florida, marital property is divided equitably between divorcing parties. This is not necessarily a 50-50 split, since some property cannot be split down the middle. Attorney Donna P. Levine will work relentlessly to make sure you obtain an equal value of your marital property, including:
- Family home or vacation homes
- Family business or rental property
- Cars, boats, motorcycles or ATVs
- Jewelry, antiques and collectibles
- Stocks, bonds, Roth IRAs or 401(k) plans
Generally, any property you owned before getting married would remain yours after your divorce. However, this is not always a black or white issue, and can depend on how your assets and debts were handled during your marriage.
For example, if you owned a business before getting married and then commingled any profits with your joint savings, your ex would be entitled to a portion of the profits. This is a highly complicated area of family law.
Attorney Donna P. Levine can work with industry-leading experts, including forensic accountants, to trace what assets are considered marital property and determine the value of your joint assets. She can also work with them to trace any hidden assets and liabilities. Any debts your ex accumulated before you got married should not become your responsibility, but marital debts are generally handled equitably. If you and your ex established a prenuptial agreement, Ms. Levine will use this as a starting point to negotiate an equitable distribution of your marital assets and debts. She is an effective negotiator committed to helping you obtain a fair resolution that can help you move forward with your life.
More Than 25 Years of Property Division Experience
Attorney Donna P. Levine has more than 25 years of experience handling contested and uncontested divorces throughout Florida. She understands the sensitive nature of a divorce. A miscalculation can further divide couples, making property negotiations very complicated. Ms. Levine is a compassionate and relentless advocate committed to protecting your best interests without fueling a fight. Contact our West Palm Beach lawyer to learn how she can help you secure an equitable distribution during an initial consultation.
Contact Our Divorce Lawyer Serving Boca Raton
A property settlement is not determined by a calculated formula. Attorney Donna P. Levine knows how to negotiate a resolution based on your situation. For example, one of you may decide to cover more of your mutual debts, while the other may walk away with fewer marital assets. Ms. Levine will work with you to help you reach a settlement that you would feel comfortable with. Contact her family law firm today for an initial consultation in Palm Beach County, Florida.