Property Division Lawyers in Daytona Beach
Negotiate a Marital Settlement Agreement that Safeguards Your Standard of Living
Divorcing spouses have countless legal concerns that need to be addressed before they can officially party ways. For example, the equitable division of property is one of the most critical (and heated) aspects of the divorce process. If you and your spouse can’t negotiate a marital settlement agreement, the court may be entitled to make a determination on your behalf. However, equitable does not mean “fair” or “50/50.” The court evaluates many factors before deciding how your assets, property, and debts should be split.
At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we can review your marital assets and develop a customized case strategy that safeguards your interests. Our experienced property division attorneys in Daytona Beach have the skills and resources to effectively negotiate or litigate on your behalf. With our help, you can secure a beneficial marital settlement agreement or divorce decree that protects your standard of living.
Contact our Daytona Beach property division lawyers at (888) 785-6548 to learn more about separate and marital properties.
Understanding Equitable Distribution
Your “marital estate” encompasses all the assets and property you’ve accumulated throughout the course of your marriage. For example, marital property often includes: shared income and financial accounts, real estate properties, motor vehicles, and retirement savings. These assets all need to be divided before your divorce can be finalized. Of course, your marital estate doesn’t include any property that was purchased before your marriage.
When determining the equitable division of property, Florida courts will examine the following factors:
- Duration of the marriage
- Each party’s individual wishes regarding assets
- Overall value of the marital estate
- Occupations or employability of both spouses
- Monetary and non-monetary contributions
- Any history of wasteful dissipation
- The best interests of the child
- Certain tax considerations
As you can see, a variety of factors can influence your marital settlement agreement. It’s important to retain the services of an experienced divorce lawyer if you want to guarantee a fair division of property.
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The terms of your divorce can easily dictate the quality of your future. Fortunately, the Daytona Beach property division attorneys at Buckmaster & Ellzey can guide you through each step of this complicated divorce process.
Contact Buckmaster & Ellzey at (888) 785-6548 to schedule a consultation today!