Divorce, Alimony, and Equitable Distribution
Having an experienced, dedicated divorce attorney is essential.
The law firm of Jonathan P. Culver, P.A., with offices in Ocala and Gainesville, Florida, represent men and woman throughout the divorce process, including military divorce issues, from the initial filing through modifications done after a final judgment has been entered.
Going through any family law matter is a difficult process. Emotions are high. The care of children may be at stake. Florida alimony will have a guidelines approach, much like child support is calculated. And having an experienced, dedicated attorney may be essential, especially with the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Florida’s Equitable Distribution (or Property Division) law is set out in F.S. §61.075.
The statute gives the trial court the power to divide the parties’ marital assets in or after a dissolution proceeding. To perform a distribution, the court first must classify the parties’ property as either marital or nonmarital. The court then must value the assets as of a date determined by the court. Finally, the court must distribute the marital assets equitably between the parties, starting from the premise that any distribution will be equal.
Going into a second marriage?
Consider having a prenuptial agreement if you have kids from a prior relationship. Here's a video with some details on these types of agreements.