Category: Non-Marital Property

Divorce and inheritance in Florida

Inheritance and Divorce in Florida

A married couple will rarely receive an inheritance together.  More typically, one spouse will receive an inheritance via a bequest individually, i.e. “to my loving daughter”  What happens to this inherited property after a Florida divorce? Marital Property vs. Non-Marital Property in Florida  The Florida statutes

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Gifts and Divorce In Florida

In a Florida divorce all of the assets at the time of the divorce can be classified as either marital or non-marital for the purposes of dividing those assets.  The question is what happens with gifts and divorce in Florida? Marital assets are strictly defined in

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Spouse's gambling in Collier County

What Is Dissipation Of Assets In a Naples, Florida, Divorce?

Dissipation Of Assets is the phrase Florida courts use to describe wasteful, concealing, or other non-marital expenditure of what was previously a marital asset. Courts make a finding of dissipation of assets when “one spouse use[d] martial funds for his or her own benefit and for

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Dividing Marital Property in Collier County, Florida

What Is Marital Property In Naples, Florida?

In a Florida divorce, a couples’ assets and liabilities will be totaled and categorized as either being marital or non-marital.  Once property is identified as marital the courts will find that, upon divorce, the property should be divided equally.  Fla. Stat. Sec. 61.075(1). Non-marital property shall

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Distribution of Marital Home in Collier County, Florida

Who Keeps The House In A Naples, Florida Divorce?

To answer the question “who keeps the house in a Florida divorce?”, the time of the purchase of the house will often determine who keeps the marital home. If the house is purchased after the marriage with funds that either party earned after the marriage then

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