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Marital Property Attorney - Lawyer


Winter Haven - Lakeland Marital Property Attorney - Lawyer, providing professional Marital Property and Assets, Divorce, and Family Law Attorney - Lawyer legal services in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Bartow, and Polk County Florida.


Other than issues involving children, division of property (equitable distribution) is often the most contested issue in a divorce proceeding.

When property has been acquired during the course of a marriage, and that marriage is entering into a divorce proceeding, the division of marital property must be negotiated prior to the divorce being finalized. Property division (equitable distribution) is extremely important consideration in any divorce because acquired property may not only have financial worth implications, but often also involve sentimental value.

As a law firm providing experienced equitable distribution - division of marital property attorney & lawyer legal services, assisting Winter Haven, Lakeland, Bartow, and Polk County Florida residents with marital property legal issues, we are committed to protecting the legal rights of each and every client, while always striving to provide the highest standard of legal representation.

If you require the legal advice and representation regarding equitable distribution, division of marital property, or other family law issues, make sure your legal rights are protected by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Winter Haven - Lakeland marital property attorney & lawyer. Contact the office of Shelley H. Shelton, P.A., at (863) 298-0606 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.

When the a fair distribution of marital property cannot be reached through mediation, Florida courts then have the responsibility to fairly divide the marital and non-marital property of the spouses which were acquired during the course of a marriage. When determining fair equitable division of marital property, the courts will make no distinction as to whose name the property may be titled in. This is because property acquired during a marriage is considered to be joint property.

For determining what assets and debt are marital, the law provides that the timeline used will be the date of the marriage to the date of the filing of the petition or the date of the entry into a valid separation agreement or the date that the judge determines to be just and equitable under the circumstances.  Any assets or debt you brought into the marriage, to the extent it has retained it's non-marital character, will be yours going back out of the marriage.  Any inheritances received during the marriage are non-marital to the extent any portion has not been gifted.

In dividing your assets and debt, the court must start off with the presumption of an equal distribution but courts can and do make unequal distributions based upon the circumstances.

For more information regarding the Division of Marital Property, contact Shelley H. Shelton, P.A., today by calling (863) 298-0606.

Shelley H. Shelton, P.A., aggressively defends the legal rights of those involved in equitable distribution, division of marital property, or other family law disputes in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Bartow, and the entire Polk County Florida area.

If you require professional legal services regarding Division of Marital Property or other Family Law issues, make sure your legal rights are protected by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Winter Haven - Lakeland Marital Property Attorney & Lawyer. Contact Shelley H. Shelton, P.A., today by calling (863) 298-0606.


Winter Haven - Lakeland Marital Property Attorney - Lawyer, providing professional Marital Property and Assets, Divorce, and Family Law Attorney - Lawyer legal services in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Bartow, and Polk County Florida.

 
 

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