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Prepare for property division by taking a proactive approach

Many Florida spouses feel confident that their divorce will proceed smoothly. This assumption usually comes at the end of a marriage where both parties gave their best effort, and when both spouses agree that moving on is the best possible choice. In reality, however, it is not uncommon for things to take a turn for the worse once the paperwork is filed. That is why it is so important to be proactive in preparing for property division.

A common property division fee to consider in Florida

The process of dividing marital wealth can be complicated for some Florida couples. Negotiations can go on for a lengthy period of time, and both parties are often overwhelmed by the number of decisions that must be made. One thing that spouses often overlook during property division is excess fees that can creep into the process. Being alert for those added expenses can make a difference in the ultimate bottom line.

The links between no-fault divorce and property division

In most states, couples are not required to prove fault when seeking a divorce. They are able to make use of no-fault divorce laws that allow a marriage to end without one party making the argument that the other has done something to irreparably break the marriage. Many Florida residents strongly believe that no-fault divorce is a good thing for couples and for families. There are plenty of cases in which the marriage simply did not work out and there is no one to blame for the demise of the relationship. Some also feel that a no-fault divorce can make it easier to move through the property division process.

Divorce, property division among New Year's resolutions

Quite a few Florida residents are more than happy to pack away their holiday decorations and focus on the New Year. For some, divorce may play a big role in 2017. According to family law attorneys, the first few weeks of the New Year are a very busy time, with plenty of phone calls and emails rolling in. For those who are considering a divorce as part of their New Year's resolutions, taking a proactive approach to matters such as child custody and property division can pay handsomely.

Consider professional assistance with property division decisions

Dividing marital wealth is among the most important aspects of any Florida divorce. For many spouses, it is also the most stressful part of the divorce process. Fortunately, there is help available when working through various property division decisions. A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst can help spouses make the best possible decisions when it comes to their unique set of divorce needs.

Consider putting life insurance in property division negotiations

For most Florida couples, the division of marital wealth is a top priority during a divorce. It is important to understand, however, that there are financial issues that range far beyond the division of existing assets. Life insurance is a prime example and is a matter that many spouses should carefully consider during property division negotiations.

Choosing the right battles during property division

During the course of a Florida divorce, many spouses have a hard time making rational decisions. The end of a marriage is an emotionally turbulent time, and very few people can move through the entire process without encountering at least a few roadblocks. Engaging in heated property division arguments is a prime example, and is a very common occurrence for divorcing spouses.

Handling retirement investments during property division

When a Florida couple is going through divorce, there are a number of important financial decisions that must be made. Property division is among the most important aspects of any divorce, especially for spouses who are nearing retirement age. It is important to understand the proper way to handle retirement savings during divorce.

Concerned about wasted marital assets in property division?

For many Florida spouses, the division of marital assets during divorce will have lasting financial ramifications. This is especially true for spouses who set aside their own career goals to stay home and raise a family, and to support the career path of their husband or wife. When it comes to property division, spouses who have been out of the workforce for a significant period of time must take care to negotiate a settlement that is fair and balanced. Unfortunately, there are cases in which doing so becomes a challenge.

Wrongful conviction settlement subject to property division

During the course of a Florida divorce, a great deal of focus is placed on the process of dividing marital wealth. In many cases, spouses do not see eye to eye on certain aspects of the property division process. However, there are some instances in which a property division claim makes national headlines. An example is found in the case of a man who is struggling to protect a legal settlement obtained during the course of his marriage.

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