Committed to Helping You Achieve Fair Division of Debt
Florida is an equitable distribution state. That means that all debts and assets acquired during the marriage should be divided fairly, though not necessarily 50 - 50, as they would be in a community property state like California. Lewert Law Offices, P.A. in Boca Raton, Florida, has experience in helping families divide the debts and assets of their married life, and protecting the rights of our clients.
We invite you to contact us by calling 561-948-3419 or scheduling an appointment via e-mail. If you prefer, you may schedule a free initial telephone consultation.
Attorney Tina L. Lewert understands how a divorce can and will impact your financial future. Lewert Law Offices, P.A. specializes 100% in divorce and family law, serving clients in Boca Raton, Florida, as well as throughout the entire South Florida area. She makes sure her clients understand that property division, unlike custody or support matters, cannot be modified at a later time. Once the order is entered, absent a showing of actual fraud by one of the parties, the property settlement is binding. This means you want to be absolutely certain all debts and assets have been discovered before your divorce judgment is finalized.
In Florida all assets and liabilities acquired during the marriage, often referred to as the "marital estate", must be divided equitably or fairly.
Equitable distribution of assets may include:
- The family home
- A small business or practice
- Car, vehicles or boats
- Valuables such as jewelry, antiques or fine art
Debts must be included in an accounting of the marital estate and divided by the divorcing spouses, including:
- Credit card debt
- Home equity lines of credit
- Vehicle loans
Attorney Tina L. Lewert wants to protect your financial interests, so that you can keep more of what you have worked hard to build. She may work with forensic accountants or other financial or valuation experts to determine the fair market value of your debts and assets, and how much each party in the divorce contributed to both during the marriage.
In divorce all financial issues are on the table, and Attorney Lewert negotiates and advocates for a positive outcome on behalf of her clients.
For more information on debt division or to schedule an appointment with a qualified debt division and divorce lawyer, please contact us.