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Category Archives: division of property

HiddenAssets

Dealing with a Spouse Who Is Intentionally Hiding or Squandering Marital Assets Pending Divorce

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Married couples spend years building up assets in the hope of gaining financial stability for their family, and this effort often requires many sacrifices to produce the desired results. Consequently, if a couple later divorces, dividing this property frequently becomes a contentious and highly litigated issue. Relinquishing control over something that required considerable effort… Read More »

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Figuring Out Property Division in Divorce

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Part of a couple’s effort to build a life together includes acquiring property that speaks to the couple’s success and affection for one another. The longer a couple is married obviously affects the variety and amount of property they own together, and will represent the couple’s hard work and sacrifice. Having to split these… Read More »

Handling Retirement Funds in a Divorce

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Divorce comes with many decisions, some more complex than others. Some of the most difficult decisions revolve around distribution of assets. In Florida, property and other assets acquired during the marriage are considered marital assets, belonging to both parties. This generally includes any retirement assets accumulated in retirement or pension accounts. Many couples fail… Read More »

Pets and Divorce

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Our pets are a very important part of our families. For some, our pets are like our children. But what happens to our pets when we divorce? There are many people who feel that spouses should be awarded custody of pets in much the same way as child custody. As much as we may… Read More »

When Your House is No Longer Your Home

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

After years of marriage, your home may be one of, if not the most, significant assets owned by you and your spouse. When facing a divorce, the disposition of the marital home will be a critical issue and dependent upon a variety of circumstances. Under Florida law, the judge presiding over the divorce will… Read More »

What’s Mine is Mine…Right?

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

One of the standard tasks in any Florida divorce involves separating the couple’s property. In some cases, the parties are able to accomplish this by agreement; that is, they determine themselves which one of them will take a particular piece of property. Where there is no agreement, the judge hearing the divorce action will… Read More »

Can a $1 Billion Divorce Settlement be Disappointing?

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

With the median wealth for an American household at roughly $90,000, a satisfying divorce settlement may be in the tens of thousands of dollars (or more or even less, depending on the situation). Many people may be blown away when they hear of celebrity divorce settlements worth millions of dollars and that include vacation… Read More »

What Happens when a Divorcing Couple Owns a Business?

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

When a couple divorces, Florida law requires that all of their marital property is divided equitably between them. Some types of assets and property are easier to divide than others. For example, liquid assets in bank accounts may simply be split between the spouses. However, other marital property, such as the family home, furniture,… Read More »

Social Media May Impact the Disposition of Your Florida Divorce

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Marital issues or conflict can be emotionally troubling, and sometimes people tend to act out of character when having issues with their spouse or significant other. Individuals may engage in behavior in which they normally do not, such as going out with friends to bars or nightclubs or spending money irresponsibly. Often, these and… Read More »

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