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When Can a Florida Court Order an Unequal Division of Marital Property?

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

In a Florida divorce, assets are categorized as separate or marital property. Only marital property is subject to distribution in a Florida divorce. Generally, marital property is any property acquired by spouses during their marriage. This is true regardless of which name is indicated on the property title. However, even property acquired before a… Read More »

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Equitable Distribution FAQs

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

In Florida, family courts follow the principle of equitable distribution when distributing property between divorcing spouses. Equitable distribution laws can be complex. As divorce attorneys, we get a lot of questions about equitable distribution. This is why we decided to summarize Florida’s equitable distribution laws by answering some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs)… Read More »

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Four Tips to Help You Work Towards an Amicable Divorce in Lakeland, FL

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Divorce is a part of life for many people. An estimated 40 to 50 percent of U.S. marriages end in divorce (American Psychological Association (APA)). Virtually, every person has heard horror stories about divorce. The good news is that it does not have to be that way. With the right mindset and a proactive… Read More »

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Custody Exchange? There’s An App For That

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Today, there’s an app for everything and that includes custody exchange, also called timesharing in Florida. There are several apps available on the market right now, but they all essentially perform the same task. Ultimately, both parents are connected through the app and can use it as a reference point for their visitation schedule…. Read More »

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Using mediation in a Florida divorce

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Many Floridians expect that the process of obtaining a divorce means hours and days spent arguing with the other spouse about child custody, child support, alimony and asset division. While such arguments frequently occur, Florida lawyers and the courts have devised a process for resolving the issues in a divorce without the chronic anger… Read More »

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Mistakes to avoid that could lengthen your divorce

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

It can take time to get a divorce. Florida, like other states, has residency requirements stating how long you or your spouse need to reside in the state before you can complete your divorce. Many states also require spouses seeking a divorce to go through a waiting period and a mandatory separation period wherein… Read More »

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How is debt divided in a Florida divorce?

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

When people think of the word “division” in a Florida divorce, they might automatically be referring to property and who will get what as part of the divorce. The court will use equitable distribution to come to what it believes is a fair outcome with dividing property. That is also true for dividing debt…. Read More »

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What are some unique same-sex divorce issues?

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

For many same-sex couples, they remember the time before marriage and divorce equality. They remember not being able to get married without traveling to another state, and not being able to get a divorce because their state did not recognize their marriage. The country was a Kaftan patchwork for same-sex couples looking to marry…. Read More »

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How are marital debts divided in Florida?

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

There are a lot of financial implications tied to your divorce. Although Florida’s equitable division laws mean that you should get your fair share of marital assets, the outcome of your property division will depend on a number of factors. It’s important to note that property division in divorce doesn’t mean just splitting up… Read More »

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How to determine if an asset is marital or non-marital property

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Throughout their lives, people in Florida purchase various types of property and assets, put money in bank accounts, and have retirement accounts, vehicles, collectibles and other types of property. They acquire these various assets at different points in time in their lives. While the timing of when they acquired it may not change the… Read More »

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