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How will the property division process affect a small business?

For a Florida business owner, the end of a marriage can be a frightening prospect. There is a lot of uncertainty regarding what will happen to a small business. It can help to understand how equitable distribution of assets works, as well as options for negotiating a property division settlement and the various possibilities regarding business assets. 

Make sure property division is fair in a Florida divorce

The process of dividing marital property is one of the most complex and emotionally charged aspects of a divorce. Property division can be especially difficult in a Florida divorce when one spouse attempts to deceive the other by hiding assets. This can lead to settlements and final orders that are unfair and unsustainable for one party.

Steps to reducing complications in the property division process

When a Florida couple is facing the prospect of divorce, they may believe they are in for a contentious, complex process of fighting over and dividing their marital property. In reality, there may be ways to reduce the complications involved in the property division process. One way to do this is by making the effort to prepare for divorce. 

Carefully handling business assets before and after divorce

When walking through the process of ending a marriage, a Florida business owner may have significant concerns about how it will affect his or her company and future success. The division of business assets is often one of the most complex aspects of walking through divorce, and it can lead to stressful and costly disputes and the need for litigation. Many business owners find it beneficial to learn how they can legal protect their company in case of a divorce. 

Why are older Florida spouses seriously considering divorce?

Divorce rates in general seem to be leveling off or even declining, but within one demographic, divorce is on the rise. Older Americans are making moves to end their marriages at more than twice the rate of 25 years ago. For many in Florida, there are a number of reasons behind this trend. 

Judge rules in property division of vast art collection

Even an amicable divorce in Florida may quickly become contentious when asset division begins in earnest. One partner may have a sentimental attachment to some items, or both parties may each simply feel they have a right to ownership of certain assets. One couple is currently in a property division battle over an art collection believed to be worth more than $700 million.

Property division lawyer can help uncover hidden assets

Florida governs its property division proceedings regarding divorces under equitable distribution laws. This means that when the court divides marital assets, the split is not necessarily going to be 50/50 but is intended to be fair. One can't really expect a fair outcome if a spouse is hiding assets in order to gain the upper hand in the property division process; however, a property division lawyer can help nip a hidden asset problem in the bud.

Do Florida divorce rates rise and fall based on finances?

Divorce rates rely on a great many things, including social and cultural shifts. Financial shifting can also play a role in the number of divorce cases in Florida and elsewhere. It seems that when couples face fewer money struggles they have less motivation to remain in marriages that are no longer working. 

Student loan debt can complicate property division

For Florida couples who are in the middle of negotiating a divorce, student loan debt can play a role. Many people assume that the individual who took out student loans will automatically be obligated to pay the remaining debt. In reality, however, that isn't always the case. Understanding how student loans are handled during divorce can ease the property division process. 

Florida parents should consider college when negotiating divorce

This is the time of year when many families are turning their attention to college plans. For many Florida families, sending a child to college is an exciting experience, yet can also be very stressful. Figuring out how to pay for a college education can be a challenge, especially for parents who are planning for or are going through a divorce.