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Financial assets that Florida divorcees may want to consider

When experiencing a separation, emotional trials can distract divorcees from focusing on their financial situations. This is a common mistake for many soon-to-be ex-spouses faced with the seemingly overwhelming task of asset division. While it may not be possible for divorcees to think of every shared asset off the top of their heads, there are a few assets that they should definitely consider.

Infidelity and divorce

While infidelity of a spouse during marriage is often the reason that the other spouse decides to file for a divorce, it is not always considered as a factor in the ensuing legal proceedings. The role that infidelity plays depends upon the laws of the state that has jurisdiction over the matter. Adultery is considered as a cause for a divorce in a number of states, but many states including Florida have abolished fault as a ground for divorce.

Men and divorce

While divorce proceedings can be difficult for both spouses, men can be affected in different ways both financially and emotionally. The tendency of some men to internalize their concerns regarding issues such as alimony or child support may put them at a disadvantage during subsequent legal proceedings. In order for divorcing men to express their thoughts, they may wish to take a few relatively straightforward guidelines into consideration.