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Property division basics in Florida

Property division is a significant portion of what must be determined during the divorce process. Property division can have a significant impact on the future finances of both parties. It can be a complex process and requires an accounting and valuation of all the assets and debts of the couple. In Florida, property is divided according to equitable division principles.

Does it matter who is to blame for our divorce?

In any divorce, there is a powerful impulse to point fingers and try to prove -- to yourself, to your loved ones or to the courts -- who is to blame for the demise of a marriage. However, understand that it is not necessary to prove fault in a Florida divorce in order to seek dissolution of the marriage, as Florida is a no-fault divorce state.

Has your money gone missing?

Many people in the northern parts of the United States think of Florida as a utopian location where they hope to retire, or just get away for a week or so to chase their troubles away. However, Floridians encounter their share of problems, just like everyone else. For instance, many people throughout the state find themselves involved in divorce proceedings. In fact, some face serious challenges surrounding contentious child custody issues or asset division complications.

Is it best to keep the home or sell it in divorce?

Deciding whether to keep the family home or sell it during divorce can be a tough decision to make, both emotionally and financially. There are pros and cons to both situations and what makes the most sense is dependent on a person's unique circumstances.

Will I end up with excess debt after divorce?

Divorce is challenging. Even in situations where both spouses are on relatively good speaking terms with an uncontested divorce, there are still legal issues that will need addressing. For those in contested divorce situations, the issues can require even more action. One of the more common concerns among couples, though, is how to deal with debt.

Can the holidays push a marriage to its breaking point?

While the holiday season is supposed to be a joyous occasion for all, for those families where the stress level is already pretty high -- both before and during the holidays -- many spouses may now be questioning just how happy they are in their marriages and if they truly want to stay where they are in the New Year.

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