Naples Property Division Attorneys

Equitable Distribution in Florida

Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means during divorce, the court begins with the premise that all marital property should be divided equally. However, in many cases, unequal distribution can be justified. Based on decades of experience, at Long, Murphy & Zung, P.A., we are familiar with the various factors that may play a role in the final property settlement. If you own real property and maintain residences in multiple states, it is important to contact us to make sure you can file for divorce in Florida, as there are strict residency requirements.

Establishing Marital and Non-Marital Assets, Valuation and Distribution

Our first step in pursuing your interests during divorce will be to establish what is marital and non-marital property. Proper identification and characterization of all assets and liabilities is crucial. You may be concerned about finding assets your spouse may have hidden. Known for our vigilance, our attorneys have extensive experience in this area. We will carefully conduct a thorough search and analysis of all your property, including:

  • Businesses
  • Real property, including homes and vacation homes
  • Bank and investment accounts
  • Annuities
  • Life insurance (cash surrender value)
  • Stock options
  • Deferred compensation
  • Qualified/non-qualified retirement benefits
  • Cars, boats, planes and other vehicles
  • Time shares
  • Jewelry
  • Pets

After the marital and non-marital property is separated, we will proceed with valuation of the marital assets, then distribution. Our attorneys are deeply familiar with the valuation dates that must be used for particular assets and will ensure that your property is timely and accurately valued.

Naples Asset Settlement Lawyers

For a confidential discussion with one of our knowledgeable property division lawyers serving the Naples-Marco Island area, call 239-262-3377 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.