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Property Division Archives

Mistakes women make during divorce property division

Almost everyone who is going through a divorce has likely heard the advice that you should protect your own interests in the divorce settlement. For women who are going through a divorce, there are two ways that they might get hurt in the divorce settlement without even realizing it. Florida women who are facing the dissolution of their marriage should keep these in mind.

Same-sex couple seeks divorce in Florida, judge postpones hearing

For some people, determining how to divide property during a divorce isn't difficult. The two parties work together to come up with an agreement. The divorce settlement is signed by both parties, the judge accepts the settlement, and the couple is able to divorce. Unfortunately, that isn't always what happens. One same-sex couple in Florida is learning just how difficult it is to divorce in the state since it has banned same-sex marriages.

Dealing with division of marital property in Florida

When you get married, you likely think that the union will last forever. You probably aren't thinking about what will happen if the marriage doesn't work out. When the marriage ends, dealing with the financial aspects of the divorce can prove to be a challenge. There are, however, some basic points to consider if you are getting a divorce.

George Zimmerman asks court to decide debt and property division

When you are going through a divorce, the last thing you need is other circumstances adding more stress to the already stressful divorce. For the now famous -- or infamous -- George Zimmerman, dealing with his divorce while he was incarcerated on a domestic violence charge has caused him some trouble. That charge has now been dropped.

Student loans as marital debt

When Florida couples divorce, it may be very difficult to determine who gets what. Courts take into account many different factors to determine the fair and equitable division of marital property; however, the same applies to debts such as student loans, which may be classified as separate or marital debt depending on the circumstances.

Women go to court over custody of pet

For many pet owners living in Florida, a couple going to court over custody of a dog may not be particularly surprising. Many individuals consider their pets to a be a member of their family. As a result of two women's attachment to their 2-year-old pet dog, the New York couple is litigating who will end up with the canine.

Rupert Murdoch's soon-to-be ex keeps famous penthouse

Florida residents may have heard about Rupert Murdoch's complex property division that is part of finalizing his divorce and 14-year marriage to Wendi Deng Murdoch. The settlement is waiting to be finalized by a New York judge.

Dividing debt in divorce

Florida residents who are planning to divorce may wonder what happens if the other spouse continues to accumulate joint debt on a credit card that is still in both of their names. Problems can arise if a spouse continues to use joint accounts that were granted to the other spouse as part of the property division agreement without making payments.

How experts can help in divorce cases

People going through divorces in Florida often find the services and testimony of experts to be useful in certain situations. Experts can be called in to provide their opinion on issues such as the division of marital property or child custody matters, and their testimony is generally admissible in court.

Assets to remember during a property division

Couples in Florida and elsewhere who are going through a divorce often have difficulties in valuing even visible assets such as financial holdings and real estate. They are advised to remember that some less-obvious items can play an equally important part when it comes to a division of marital property . As property division is often just as important a matter in a divorce as spousal support and child custody, care needs to be taken to ensure that all assets are accounted for.