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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in high asset divorce

Few Florida residents could have escaped the recent media coverage surrounding a divorce between two of Hollywood's biggest celebrities. While the tabloids have been predicting the high asset divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for some time, those rumors were recently confirmed when Jolie filed for divorce. It can be assumed that celebrity gossip will continue to swirl around the couple as they navigate the ins and outs of the end of their marriage.

Prenuptial agreements not the only source of protection

Many Florida couples choose to live together as they decide whether their relationship is worthy of marriage. For many of these couples, cohabitation turns into a long-term prospect, either by design or by circumstance. As they accumulate more and more assets together, many are unaware that they may be placing their financial stability at risk. While prenuptial agreements may not be of assistance to unmarried couples, it is still possible to secure a measure of financial protection.

Remember insurance coverage during property division

The process of dividing marital wealth can seem overwhelming for many Florida spouses. In order to achieve a fair division of assets, each and every item of value must be considered. Property division negotiations often become heated, and dividing marital wealth can quickly become the central focus of an otherwise collaborative divorce. It is important to remember the impact that health insurance coverage can have on one's financial stability in the years that follow a divorce.

Prenuptial agreements can strengthen marriages

When many Florida couples discuss a prenuptial agreement, the focus of those conversations tends to revolve around protecting assets in the event that the marriage does not work out. However, there is a far more optimistic and empowering way of framing the topic of prenuptial agreements. In many cases, working through the process of creating a prenup gives couples the chance to learn how each partner approaches finances, as well as their vision for the future.

Considering college savings during the property division process

Dividing marital assets is a primary focus in most divorce cases. Just as no two married couples are exactly alike, neither are the financial considerations for any given couple. Some Florida couples have far more complex asset portfolios than others, but all couples should take care to address each and every asset held within the family. It is easy to overlook uncommon asset types, which can lead to an unequal distribution of wealth during the property division process.

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