Divorce And Property Division In Florida

Aside from resolving child custody issues and the development of a parenting plan, dividing marital assets and debt is one of the most stressful requirements of a divorce. The decisions that are made in this area will have a significant impact on your quality of life long after your divorce is final. It is critical to work with a lawyer who understands Florida laws regarding asset division and how to protect your financial interests.

Florida law calls for the “equitable distribution” of marital property. This does not automatically equate to splitting assets and debt 50-50. Rather, the division of marital assets must be divided in a “fair and equitable” manner. This may proximate an equal split, but circumstances may warrant otherwise.


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Retaining Control In Resolving Property Issues

Attorney Ronald H. Kauffman has extensive experience working with high-asset divorce cases that included large retirement accounts, multiple real estate properties, family businesses and other complex holdings.

The law firm of Ronald H. Kauffman, A Professional Association, in Miami, advocates aggressively for clients regarding property division matters, whether that is during negotiations or in the courtroom.

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The best solution is for both parties to reach agreement on division of assets and debt without court intervention. By doing so, they retain control over the process rather than turning the decisions over to a family court judge.

In the real world, however, not all disputes can be resolved outside of court. Ron is an accomplished negotiator and litigator. His thorough knowledge of Florida property division laws allows him to assertively protect his clients’ rights and put them in the best possible financial position following divorce.

If the court does become involved in property division decisions, it will consider a number of factors, including:

  • The economic situation of each spouse
  • The age and overall health of each spouse
  • The current and future earning power of each spouse
  • The value of each spouse’s separate holdings
  • Each spouse’s contributions to the marital property, including raising children and caring for the marital home
  • Whether a spouse contributed to the education or professional training of the other spouse
  • Existing spousal maintenance or child support obligations from a previous marriage

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Ronald H. Kauffman, P.A. - Miami Family Law Attorney

Contact Ronald H. Kauffman, A Professional Association, to protect your rights and put yourself in the best possible financial position following divorce. Call 800-556-2329 or use the contact form on this website to schedule a free consultation.

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There are a number of attorneys in South Florida, but only a handful are board certified in marital and family law by the Supreme Court of Florida and the Florida Bar. Ronald H. Kauffman is one of them.

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