Are retirement plans considered marital property?

Per Florida Statute, any benefits, rights, and/or funds accrued during the marriage in retirement and pension plans are considered marital property subject to equitable distribution. Retirement and pension plan benefits are treated as marital property because they are considered a contractual right received during the marriage in lieu of higher compensation, which would have otherwise increased... Continue Reading →

What is equitable distribution?

Equitable distribution is the process in which the Court divides marital assets and liabilities during divorce proceedings. Florida Statute ยง61.075 defines this process and includes factors that the Court considers when determining whether property acquired during the marriage is martial or nonmarital.

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