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Home sweet home: Figuring a marital interest in nonmarital assets

In a Florida divorce, unless the divorcing parties enter into an agreement of their own, the judge will divide marital assets and debts according to the principle of equitable distribution. This means, according to the applicable state statute, that the division should be equal, unless unequal distribution can be justified considering all relevant factors. 

VA disability eligibility can complicate military retirement division

We recently shared information about the new military retirement plan that came into existence in 2018. Going forward, the Department of Defense will place each active and retired service member in either the legacy plan or the new one, depending on his or her length of service, and a subset of service members will have the option to either remain in the legacy plan or opt into the new one through the end of 2018. 

Dividing firefighter and police pensions in Florida divorces

A complex issue our clients often face is the equitable division of pensions and other retirement benefits in divorce. The question of pension division is uniquely complicated in Florida when one of the spouses has accumulated financial interests in a pension as a firefighter or police officer. 

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