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Florida Property Division

Florida divorce courts use equitable distribution when determining property distribution. This means that the courts divides property by what it considers fair for each spouse in the divorce. To determine what's fair, Florida divorce courts consider the following factors:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Economic circumstances of each spouse
  • Each spouse's contribution to the marriage, including as a homemaker
  • Any interruptions of careers or education opportunities of either spouse
  • If one spouse contributed to the other spouse's career or educational growth
  • The desire to retain particular assets without claim or interference by the other party
  • Each spouse's contribution to the acquisition, enhancement and production of income or improvement of marital and nonmarital assets
  • Any intentional dissipation, waste, depletion or destruction of marital assets two years before or after the divorce petition has been filed
  • The desire to reside in the marital home and if it is in the best interest of the child or the party making the request
  • Other issues that will help make the property division equal and just between the parties

Florida property division can vary greatly, depending on the circumstances of the divorce. A local Florida divorce lawyer can further explain how Florida property division can affect you and your property during the divorce process. Connect with a divorce attorney in your area today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Florida divorce case review form. Protect your assets and property during your Florida divorce.

The above synopsis of Florida divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Florida divorce lawyer in your area.

Florida divorce laws were last updated April 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.