Complex Equitable Distribution Issues In Florida

Weston and Coral Springs Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

If you are going through a divorce, you are probably concerned about how the judge is going to divide your assets.  Questions concerning inherited money or gifts from family come up all the time in divorces cases here in the State of Florida.  You should also be asking yourself what about my 401k I owned before I married.  Hey, what about my pension I earned during my marriage.  At Schantz and Schantz, our Coral Springs and Weston, Florida based family law attorneys can help you sort out the complex answers to your complex equitable distribution questions.  It is our job as family law attorneys to help you develop a plan to fairly and legally divide your marital assets based upon the laws of equitable distribution in Florida.

If you and your spouse last lived together as husband and wife in Broward County, your divorce will be filed in the Circuit Court in Fort Lauderdale.  Palm Beach County residents would have their divorce filed in the Circuit Court of Palm Beach County.  Your case could wind up in the main courthouse in West Palm Beach or in any of satellite courthouses throughout Palm Beach County.  In most cases, Miami-Dade County residents divorce case will be heard in the Circuit Court in downtown Miami.

Divorces that involve complex property division issues involving high assets, business ownership, professional licenses and other complex financial matters have the potential to be high conflict matter.  Divorces of this nature must be handled carefully and knowledgeably.  If you are facing a high net worth divorce in Weston, Coral Springs, or anywhere else in Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach counties, the divorce and family lawyers at Schantz and Schantz are prepared to protect your rights and your financial future.

In a high net worth divorce and one that involves complex property issues, it is critical that the assets and property are thoroughly evaluated to ensure a fair and equitable division of property.  The divorce attorneys at Schantz and Schantz work with a team of financial experts, forensic accountants, business valuation experts and other experts in order to ensure that your case is handled properly.  We handle a wide range of complex equitable distribution matters, including substantial legal issues involving:

Business valuations

Division of corporate partnership assets

Ownership of residential and commercial real estate

Stock options, bonuses

Inheritance assets

Division of pensions and retirement plans

Division of IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement assets

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)

Divorce judges in Florida are required to distribute marital assets between spouses, and to segregate assets that would be considered as non-marital assets.   What constitutes marital and non-marital property in Florida can at times come down to a complex combination of law and fact.

In divorces involving spouses of high income and net worth, who own business assets, or properties, several problems must be resolved, especially when contesting spouses each claim an asset as their own non-marital assets not subject to distribution to their spouse.

Laura Schantz and Hale Schantz have 34 years of legal experience helping people you deal with valuation, negotiation, and litigation of property issues in complex divorce cases work to our clients’ advantage in settlement negotiations, and if necessary, in trial. Once we advise you of your legal rights our Weston and Coral Springs based divorce attorneys will help you obtain a fair settlement that works best for you and your family.

When assets in a divorce are significant or complex, it is important to have an experienced family law attorney on your side to help you navigate the process the complex process of divorce here in the State of Florida. Contact our office today at 954-385-1536 for a free consultation. Divorce is stressful enough, you do not have to go it alone.  Let us work with you to determine the value of your estate and help you negotiate a fair result for you.  We can assist you with solving the riddle of equitable distribution, no matter how difficult or complicated. At Schantz and Schantz, our family law attorneys in Coral Springs and Weston, we are committed to you and will provide you with the information needed to make sound decision when getting divorced.