When Florida couples have been married for lengthy periods of time, they often have accumulated substantial assets, including pensions, retirement accounts, investment properties and other complex assets. If you are in this situation and are considering getting divorced, you should expect that they will need to be divided between you and your spouse.
If you are the person who accumulated the assets in your marriage, it is understandable if you are wanting to hold onto them following your divorce. If you are the spouse of the primary wage earner, you have also made sacrifices in your marriage, and it makes sense that you deserve your fair share of the assets that have been built over the course of your marriage.
The laws governing the division of retirement accounts, investment properties and pensions are very complicated. You will need to navigate them correctly in order to divide the assets you or your spouse have built up in a manner that follows the law's mandates. If they are not correctly divided, you could suffer from negative tax consequences or receive much less than your fair share in the division.
We regularly help our clients who have complex asset division issues in their divorced. Our attorneys work to make certain that the retirement accounts, pensions and other properties are divided in ways that comply with the law while also being fair to our clients. Our goal is to protect our clients' interests while helping them to make certain that they will be able to retire on schedule. If you have questions about complex property division, you might want to review our page on this topic.