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 marriage in lieu of higher compensation, which would have otherwise increased the […]

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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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Q&A on Marital Home and Divorce

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Broker Marilyn Escobar and attorney Anna Fernandez give us the top Q&As we’ve received regarding divorce and real estate.

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How long does it take to get a divorce in Florida?

People contemplating divorce usually ask: How long does it take to get a divorce in Florida? Although there is no definite answer as each case varies, our opinion is centered on one key factor: is the divorce being contested? In other words, the time it takes for you to divorce may be estimated on what […]

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