How Will the Courts Split up my House in a Divorce?
If you’re currently going through a divorce, you may be wondering how your belongings and assets will be divided. Luckily for you, Florida has a fairly predictable system for dividing property in the situation of a divorce.
Florida Property Division
Florida’s laws regarding property division call for equitable distribution of property between the two spouses. This means that in most scenarios, you can expect your house and belongings to be split fairly between you and your spouse. However, there are instances where there are exceptions to this law. Each case is judged individually, so in a divorce where a judge may see equal property division as unfair, the judge will then look at other factors to determine how the property will be split. In these types of cases, the judge will look at several factors including but not limited to:
- Spousal contribution or interruption to the other spouse’s education or career opportunities
- Spouse’s financial status
- The length of the marriage
- Destruction or waste of marital assets
- Contributions made to improving shared assets
As always, each case is different. There are many things a judge will look at if they feel equal property division during a divorce would be unfair. Consult with your divorce lawyer for more specific information regarding your case.