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Identifying Marital Assets In Florida Law

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Florida is an equitable distribution state, meaning that upon divorce, all assets will be split into marital and separate property. Separate property, as one might guess, remains the property of the individual spouses, while marital assets and debts are divided in a fair, or ‘equitable,’ manner. However, sometimes it can be difficult to classify… Read More »

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Dividing Marital Debts

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

During a Florida divorce, it is not only marital assets that must be divided, but also any marital debts, as debts are considered property for the purposes of asset division. This means that in addition to deciding who receives the marital home or automobile, obligations such as credit card debt must also be apportioned…. Read More »

What Prenuptial Agreements Cannot Cover

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Prenuptial agreements, or prenups, can cover most of the issues that any couple will face if they decide to split up. However, there are some legal niceties that are not, by law, permitted to be handled in a prenuptial agreement. If you place certain provisions in an agreement, you run the risk of having… Read More »

Common Mistakes for Divorcees in Retirement

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When you combine the aging population of our state with the typical rate of filing for divorce, you’ll see why it’s important to think about divorce issues that retirees are likely to face. To be sure, data from the census suggests that Florida has the fifth-highest divorce rate in the country, with more than… Read More »

Hidden Assets and Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

If you’re in the process of getting divorced in Florida, it’s important to think about all the property—everything—that you and your spouse acquired during the marriage. In particular, with contentious divorces, or those likely to get heated when it comes to property division, spouses might be “justified in searching through the family tax returns… Read More »

Protecting Your Finances in Later Life Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

A surprisingly high number of Florida retirees decide to file for divorce. These “gray divorces” can provide older adults with more social freedoms in later life, particularly since they’re no longer bound by work schedules. At the same time, however, it can be very difficult to separate financially when you’ve been planning for retirement… Read More »

Same-Sex Divorce in Florida

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Late last month, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi made clear that she would oppose same-sex divorce in Florida, according to a recent article from CBS Miami. Specifically, Bondi filed papers to prevent Heather Brassner’s petition for divorce from her former partner, Megan Lade, from going any further in the Florida court system. Since same-sex… Read More »

Are Alimony Changes on the Way in Florida?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Florida Alimony Reform Movement According to a recent article in the Jacksonville Daily Record, the remaining months in 2014 may bring some changes to Florida laws that will impact divorces and family law attorneys. In addition to potential changes regarding same-sex marriage and alterations to the Rule of Procedure (which may involve integrating the… Read More »

Inherited Assets and Equitable Distribution in Florida

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Many couples considering divorce have questions about the division of marital assets, particularly in cases where one of the spouses inherited a significant amount of money during the marriage. Before we turn to inherited assets, it’s important to understand how marital assets typically are divided in our state. Dividing Property in Florida During Divorce… Read More »

What’s Mine is Mine; What’s Yours is Negotiable – Property Division in Florida Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Unfortunately, divorce is a cruel reality for many people. Probably the most arduous part of the divorce proceeding is determining who gets what property. It should be noted that most property distribution is often addressed and settled between the parties in a marital settlement agreement outside the courtroom. In the event the parties are… Read More »

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