Understanding And Addressing Financial Issues In Divorce

Creating a sound financial foundation is a key aspect of divorce. However, doing so can be challenging if a household is splitting two incomes that supported a family's lifestyle. In other situations, a stay-at-home spouse may face the need to generate income for the first time in years.

At Long, Murphy & Zung, P.A., in Naples, we help our clients navigate the complex financial matters that often become the most challenging and contentious issues that need to be resolved in a divorce. The decisions that are made regarding the division of marital assets, spousal support and other financial matters have a lasting impact on all parties involved, including children. It is critical to get these right the first time. That's why we are here.

We Have Experience With A Broad Range Of Financial Situations

Our knowledgeable family law lawyers have extensive experience representing clients with substantial and complex financial holdings. We know it is common in many households for one spouse to handle financial matters, from paying bills to monitoring investments. Whether you are fully aware of your household's financial structure or not, we will help:

  • Create a clear picture of marital and nonmarital assets
  • Properly value all assets, including privately held businesses, real estate investments and other complex holdings
  • Explore and clearly explain all options regarding the division of marital assets
  • Work to reach agreement on these important decisions through negotiation
  • Advocate assertively in court if agreements cannot be reached amicably

It Is Not About Revenge

It is important to remember that Florida laws are designed to create an equitable result. Addressing property division and other financial issues in divorce is not about getting revenge or inflicting pain on another party.

It is critical to keep emotions from controlling your decisions. Settlement decisions should come from a rational determination of the facts and a practical application of current law. Our attorneys will help you reach the best possible solution in all financial matters so you can begin the next phase of your life on a solid financial footing.

Start Your Solution Today

For a confidential discussion about dividing marital assets and other financial concerns in divorce, call 239-963-2142 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.