Marital & Non-Marital Property in Florida
Seaton Law Offices, P.A., we are determined to provide strong legal counsel to our clients when facing a
divorce. When going through this difficult time, it can oftentimes bring out the
worst in people. If you are currently involved in the divorce process,
we can assist you in fighting for the property that you are entitled to.
Marital property is an issue that gets brought up a lot in a divorce court
case in which it can be hard for the spouses involved to handle on their own.
What is marital property?
In the state of Florida, marital property is defined as
property that has been accumulated throughout marriage. This can include property acquired by the spouses either separately or together.
The items included under the category of marital property are:
- Increased value of a separate entity
- Various other items
Items that Fall Under Non-Marital Property
When it comes to non-marital property in Florida, there are a lot of items
that belong under this category.
Property that was acquired by one of the spouses before marriage is considered
non-marital property. It is important to understand, however, that this pre-owned property
can be converted into marital property if the spouse allows it to. By
changing the property title from individual to joint ownership, it then
falls under the ownership of both spouses involved.
Non-marital property includes:
- Gifts given solely to one of the spouses during the marriage (not a gift
provided by the other spouse)
- Property that is given to one of the spouses under inheritance
- Income accumulated from separate property
A written agreement between spouses can also indicate property which they
deem as non-marital property.
Discuss Your Property Issues with our Panama City Law Firm
When handling a divorce case, each spouse may believe they are entitled
to a bigger share of the assets than the other.
Attorney Seaton will see to it that your case will be evaluated thoroughly and that you
get the exceptional representation you deserve. Divorce is never an enjoyable
process and no one should have to go through it alone. From the court
documents to the long and drawn-out process involved, the Seaton Law Offices,
P.A. can fight to make sure that you get the property you deserve.
Contact our Panama City family law firm to discuss your needs and get started with your marital property case today!