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Equitable Distribution and High Asset Divorce

Expert Representation in High Net Worth Asset Division

At Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., we are not only zealous advocates of our clients' interests in matters involving the division of marital property and debt, but we are also committed to serving each client with the expertise, integrity, respect and personal attention he or she deserves.

With more than 40 combined years of experience, our lawyers are skilled in handling equitable distribution and high-asset divorces. Our law firm has discreetly represented Fortune 500 business owners, politicians, celebrities, professional athletes and other high-profile clients throughout Florida.

Our firm frequently utilizes professional appraisers and forensic accountants to properly value marital property. We then work with each client to tailor an innovative and equitable proposal or to properly assess the other party's proposal.

Equitable Distribution, Including Inheritance and Marital Property Division

Often, complex divorces are further strained by concerns regarding the division of marital property and debt. For clients with highly valuable property and significant individual and marital investments, the process can be even more complicated and involve many different concerns, such as:

  • Investment assets
  • Family-owned businesses
  • Professional practice interests
  • Multi-million dollar homes and real estate
  • IRS tax debt and credit card debt

Florida is an equitable distribution state, so marital assets are divided fairly, but not necessarily 50/50. Primary issues include:

Identifying and defining separate "nonmarital" property: Any assets brought into a marriage, received as a gift or inheritance, or through personal injury awards (for paid and suffering) are considered separate property unless they were commingled with marital assets. This separate, nonmarital property is not subject to equitable distribution.

Asset and debt evaluation: When all assets, property and debts are clearly identified, the hard work begins with the negotiation of an equitable division. Who gets the primary residence? Who assumes the credit card debt? How do the retirement funds get divided? Typically, all assets accumulated during the marriage not otherwise identified as nonmarital are considered marital property.

Gladstone & Weissman is here to protect our clients' marital rights and help them pursue an equitable distribution of all assets and debts. To learn more about marital asset protection or to schedule an initial, confidential consultation, contact our attorneys by filling out the online contact form.

What our Clients are saying...

Throughout my entire divorce, the team at Gladstone & Weissman was thorough and strategic. In addition, they were proactive with all of the issues, while constantly recognizing what a difficult, sensitive process I was going through.

Without the help of Peter and the dedicated professionals of Gladstone & Weissman I may not have as successfully navigated the emotional and economic turmoil of the process.

I felt very protected working with Gladstone & Weissman and I would strongly recommend them in case you must divorce

Having really never experienced any legal issues before, the process was scary at best. At Gladstone & Weissman someone was always available to help me with any questions or concerns... and always with a friendly, understanding and compassionate answer.

Gladstone and Weissman's reputation as the prominent family law practice is well-earned. The entire staff is dedicated towards producing effective results during the most trying of times. It provided great comfort knowing there was a team of caring and incredibly competent professionals working on my behalf.

It has been a positive and satisfying experience for me having you represent me in my divorce case, even during an emotionally difficult time for me.

If you're looking for attorneys with the highest level of integrity that really care about their clients, these guys are the "real deal".

Thank you for all your help and support. I am extremely fortunate to have in my corner a team that has earned my absolute trust and gratitude.

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