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How Does a Court Split Up Property in a Divorce?

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Florida is considered an “equitable distribution” state, meaning that marital property must be divided fairly when a couple divorces, but not necessarily equally. The couple can reach a mutual agreement regarding how to divide their property and debts and ask the court to approve the agreement. If they do not reach a mutual agreement,

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Do I Have to Disclose All of My Finances During Divorce?

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Florida law requires every divorcing couple to submit certain documents that disclose their financial situation during the divorce process. Even if a couple is pursuing an uncontested divorce, Florida courts will require that certain information be provided to the court before it will approve a settlement agreement.

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What is the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce?

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Unlike many other states, Florida does not recognize a “legal separation.” When a couple is physically separated, they still have certain financial and legal obligations to each other. When they are divorced, their relationship is permanently severed and they are free to remarry others.

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