In our last post, we began discussing the basic approach to property division in Florida. As we noted, Florida utilizes an approach called "equitable distribution," which aims to ensure a fair distribution of property between parties. Judges are empowered to consider all relevant circumstances in making a fair distribution of property, which means the outcome may not be predictable for couples.
Divorce can mean many things to many people, but usually the two main areas where issues come up in divorce are children and property. In this post, we’ll talk briefly about the basic approach to property division in Florida. The basic approach is one which is shared by a majority of states: equitable distribution.
In our previous post, we began discussing some of the factors Florida judges take into consideration when making child custody determinations. As we noted, the aim of any child custody and parenting time arrangement is to ensure that the best interests of the child are served. To that end, judges are given significant discretion in considering various factors that impact the children involved.