Buying a Property Mid-Divorce, Can I Protect It?

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Division of property can be one of the most contentious aspects of any divorce, as you and your former spouse may have become attached to your assets. If you are using marital funds to buy the property, it may be more difficult to enforce this agreement. Difficult, but not impossible when you work with an outstanding Fort Lauderdale property division attorney. To discuss your divorce with a compassionate and dedicated Fort Lauderdale divorce attorney, schedule your initial consultation by calling today.

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BUYING A PROPERTY MID-DIVORCE CAN I PROTECT IT

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Division of property can be one of the most contentious aspects of any divorce as you and your former spouse may have become attached to your assets. You may also each have strong opinions about what you are entitled to or perhaps what they are most definitely not entitled to. In Florida divorce courts use the concept of equitable rather than equal distribution when determining the division of assets.

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This means that instead of assuming everything will be split 50:50 between you and your former spouse you will need the expert legal representation of a Fort Lauderdale property division attorney who is familiar with the intricacies of Florida divorce law and can ensure you receive a fair settlement. NEED TO KNOW

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Although you are technically still married when you buy a new home to move into due to the breakdown of your marriage it would not be reasonable for your soon-to-be former spouse to have a claim over it. After all it has been purchased as a direct result of your marriage being deemed irretrievably damaged so should not be considered marital property. Depending on the relationship you have with your spouse there are a few potential options available to you. PROTECT THE NEW HOME YOU BOUGHT MID-DIVORCE

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Several factors will be taken into dividing marital assets: ● The length of your marriage ● The overall economic circumstances of both you and your former spouse ● Whether any minor children would benefit from remaining in the marital home ● Debts and other liabilities incurred both jointly and severally during the marriage ● The contribution made by each spouse to the marriage in terms of both finances and caretaking ● If one spouse interrupted their career or education to support the career or education of the other ● If either spouse deliberately wasted or destroyed marital assets when it became evident that divorce was impending DIVIDE YOUR MARITAL ASSETS

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If you are on good terms with your spouse you may be able to use a postnuptial agreement to confirm that the house belongs to you and is not a marital asset. However if you are using marital funds to buy the property it may be more difficult to enforce this agreement. Difficult but not impossible when you work with an outstanding Fort Lauderdale divorce attorney. FORT LAUDERDALE DIVORCE ATTORNEY

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To discuss your divorce with a compassionate and dedicated Fort Lauderdale divorce attorney schedule your initial consultation by calling today.. 954-297-6546 1-866-435-4172 200 SE 6th St 402 Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 https://www.lauderdaledefense.com/Contact.shtml The Law Office Of Gustavo E Frances PA

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