Marital Assets and Liabilities Part 8 of 15 | Divorce Attorney Fort Myers/Naples

When Equitable Distribution & Alimony are awarded

  • The court may provide for equitable distribution of the marital assets and liabilities without regard to alimony for either party
  • After the determination of an equitable distribution of the marital assets and liabilities, the court shall consider whether a judgment for alimony shall be made.
  • The consideration of the husband’s non-marital assets in making a distribution of marital assets was an abuse of discretion. Rodriguez v. Rodriguez, 994 So.2d 1157 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008)
  • Post-Filing Debts. reversing and remanding because the husband’s post-filing debts were included as marital liabilities, which resulted in the wife incurring one-half of the husband’s debts for his attorney’s and accountant’s fees. Schmitz v. Schmitz, 950 So.2d 462, 463 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)
  • Pre-Marital Equity. The trial court’s failure to attribute any pre-marital equity was error where undisputed and express testimony showed that the Husband provided $12,000 from savings and $31,200 from his salary before marriage for costs associated with the house. Schmitz v. Schmitz, 950 So.2d 462, 463 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)

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