St. Augustine Family Law Attorneys
Divorce, Child Custody, and Monetary Decisions
When most people think of family law, they think about divorce and the legal complications it brings. But, at Canan Law, our family law practice is much more than divorce. We have helped hundreds of families with prenuptial agreements, child custody and support issues, and paternity suits.
How Florida Divides Property and Debt in a Divorce
For many people getting a divorce, how property and debt will be divided is always one of the most controversial issues to deal with. Non-marital assets are anything gained before the marriage. The court allows these assets to stay with the original party. Marital assets and debts will be divided by the judge based on equitable distribution. This is not a 50-50 split, but rather, a division that the court considers fair.
Equitable Distribution Factors
A judge will look at various factors stipulated under Florida statute to determine a fair distribution, including:
- Economic circumstances of the parties
- Interruption of personal career or education by a spouse
- Contribution by one spouse to the profession or knowledge of the other
- The desirability of one spouse retaining a particular asset
- The length of the marriage
- The value of retaining the marital home as a residence for dependent children
- Misconduct that depleted matrimonial assets within two years of filing for divorce
Contact our team at Canan Law to learn how we can help you resolve legal issues that affect the future of your family. To schedule an initial consultation, contact us online or by phone at (904) 849-2266.
Canan Law family law attorneys understand that most family law issues arise at a time of personal crisis or intense emotions. With many years of experience in Florida family law, our lawyers possess both the expertise and the compassion to help you through difficult times and help you make solid decisions about the future of your family.
We understand that life is always changing. It is never going to be set in stone. The need to modify an existing court order may be necessary for a wide variety of reasons. If you are interested in revisiting prior child support, child custody, or alimony agreements, we can help.