What are the Laws in Florida about How Marital Property will be Distributed After Divorce?

Florida is an equitable distribution state. In order to distribute the marital properly fairly, a Florida Court will consider all relevant factors including: the contribution of each spouse to the marriage (including contributions made in caring for children and in homemaking); the economic circumstances of the parties; the length of the marriage; any interruptions of education or careers for either spouse during the marriage; the contributions of one spouse to the education or career of the other spouse; the desirability of maintaining any asset (such as a family business) free from the interference of the other spouse; the contribution of each spouse to the acquisition, enhancement, production of income or creation of liabilities on marital and nonmarital assets; the desirability of awarding the family home to the parent with primary physical custody of any minor children; the intentional waste of marital assets within 2 years of the petition for divorce and; any other relevant factors. (Florida Statutes Title VI, Chapter 61, Section 61.075)

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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