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Is Florida A Community Property State?

By Gale H. Moore |

No. Florida is not a community property state. Noted by Investopedia, there are nine community property states, including big states such as California and Texas. However, Florida, like the majority of U.S. jurisdictions, operates under an equitable distribution standard for property division in a divorce. In this blog post, our Largo property division attorney… Read More »

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Florida Divorce: Is A 50/50 Split Of The Marital Property Guaranteed?

By Gale H. Moore |

Property division is one of the most challenging aspects of the divorce process. Before you and your spouse can finalize a divorce, you will need to determine who gets what. This raises an important question: Is an even split of the property guaranteed in a divorce in Florida? The answer is ‘no’—the state uses… Read More »

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What is ‘Dissipation of Assets’ and How Does it Affect a Divorce in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

In Florida, a divorcing couple’s marital assets must be divided in an equitable manner. Equitable is not always equal. What constitutes a ‘fair’ distribution of property will depend entirely on the specific circumstances of marriage. If one spouse ‘dissipated’ assets — meaning they wasted, abused, or improperly depleted assets — a Florida court has… Read More »

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