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Equitable Distribution

Melbourne Lawyer Advises Spouses in Equitable Distribution in Florida

Knowledgeable attorney handles Florida property division cases

At the Law Office of Joan Berry Nassar, P.A. in Melbourne, I have 28 years of experience representing clients in property division and other aspects of divorce litigation. If spouses cannot reach an agreement on how their assets and debts should be divided, Florida law requires courts to make a determination based on the principle of equitable distribution. This does not necessarily mean that the shares will be equal but what he or she believes to be fair.

Brevard County law firm advocates for a fair allocation of assets and debts

Since 2001, my firm has delivered effective divorce advocacy to Brevard County clients. From this experience, I am well versed in the factors courts consider when making decisions on property division, including:

  • Economic circumstances — Courts seek to deliver a result that enables each party to maintain their lifestyle. If one partner lacks the ability to support themselves independently, they might receive a greater share of the marital assets, including items such as retirement accounts.
  • Contributions to the marriage — This includes more than financial assets. For instance, if one partner stayed at home to raise children or supported their spouse while they attended medical school, this type of contribution can be recognized in the court’s order.
  • Maintaining a proper home for children — If the children from a marriage are going to be living primarily with one parent, it might be best to give that parent ownership of the home in order to avoid disruption to the child’s routine.
  • Duration of the Marriage

For questions regarding equitable distribution and other family law conflicts, I always look to resolve issues through consensus to reduce my clients’ expense and aggravation. However, if a reasonable compromise cannot be worked out, I will vigorously defend your rights in court.

Seasoned adviser litigates questions of marital and separate property

Questions about whether specific assets are part of the marital estate often trigger disputes during divorce litigation. Nonmarital property includes items that were acquired by one partner prior to the marriage as well as gifts and inheritances received by one spouse during the course of the union. My firm conducts a thorough review of marital and pre-marital property and presents that information to the court so that you have the best chance of receiving the value that you are entitled to.

Contact an experienced Florida family litigator to schedule an appointment

The Law Office of Joan Berry Nassar, P.A. represents Brevard County clients in divorce litigation including property division and other types of Florida family cases. Please call 321-405-0042 or contact me online to schedule an appointment at my Melbourne office. I offer a consultation during which I hear your concerns and give advice regarding the procedure and substantive law, so you will have a better understanding of your case at the conclusion of the consultation.

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