How do you determine marital and nonmarital assets and liabilities in Florida divorce cases?

Some assets and debts are exempt from division. It is important to recognize the difference between marital and non-marital property. Some of the general categories of non-marital property in Florida include: any asset, debt, or liability obtained before the marriage; an inheritance, gift, or devise made to just one spouse during the marriage; income obtained from non-marital assets during the marriage; and any property excluded from marital classification by a valid prenuptial agreement. Some assets may start out non-marital, but if comingled become marital. An inheritance from a favorite grandparent to just the wife would become marital if placed in a joint checking account and used to pay monthly household expenses.

Consultations are available in Miami and at several meeting locations throughout Dade and Broward Counties including Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, West Country Club Drive in Aventura, Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood and in the Homestead area. Appointments are also available by telephone and via Skype internet video chat. Telephone our office at (305) 222-7351 or send us an email to schedule a consultation.

When scheduling a consultation, please inform the secretary if there are any pending hearings, deadlines for filing an appeal, or other reason why you may need an immediate appointment. We will do our very best to accommodate your schedule in setting an appointment.

Disclaimer

The statements in this section are based on Florida law and have been issued to inform and not advise. The statements are general in nature and individual facts in a given case may alter their application or involve other laws not referred to here.

Back to FAQs

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Avvo Rating Badge 1
  • Avvo Rating Badge 2
  • Avvo Rating Badge 3
  • Avvo Rating Badge 4
  • Avvo Rating Badge 5
  • Avvo Rating 2016