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Skilled Legal Counsel for Marital Asset Division in Your Divorce

In any Florida divorce, the division of marital assets and debts must be resolved either by both spouses or through the court. This can be a complex matter, especially for high net worth couples.

At The Law Office of Paulette Hamilton, P.A, we are especially adept at resolving these complicated financial issues. Our Orlando property distribution lawyers have extensive experience in helping locate, value, and determine a fair distribution that is beneficial to you and your financial goals. We can advocate on your behalf at the negotiation table or before a judge.

For sound legal counsel, contact us online or at (407) 624-5344.

Equitable Distribution in Florida

Florida subscribes to the equitable distribution of marital property and debts in divorce. This does not mean a 50-50 split but a division that the court deems fair when reviewing the financial and marital evidence. Courts will look at many factors when making a determination.

The first step in deciding this issue is to distinguish marital property from separate property. Separate property is anything that was acquired prior to the marriage or that was inherited or received as a gift during the marriage.

Marital property is all the property acquired during the marriage, including:

  • Homes
  • Other real estate
  • Vehicles
  • Savings
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Businesses
  • Other investments
  • Debts

Marital property must be located and appraised or valued and a decision must be made about its liquidation or division.

Factors that can impact this issue include:

  • How long the couple has been married
  • Each party’s financial condition
  • Each spouse’s domestic and financial contributions to the marriage
  • Whether a spouse has contributed to the other’s spouse’s earning ability via education or training
  • Whether either spouse has squandered assets during the previous two years prior to the divorce action
  • Whether there is a prenuptial agreement
  • Whether a spouse is going to receive alimony

Work with The Law Office of Paulette Hamilton, P.A.

As you can see, property distribution is a complex matter. Having the guidance and advocacy of a skilled attorney in resolving this issue is important. The Law Office of Paulette Hamilton, P.A. has built a reputation in the Orlando area for outstanding legal service in complex family law cases. We look forward to helping you through this process.

Call (407) 624-5344 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.

Our Clients Are an Extension of Our Family

Read the Opinions That Matter Most
    "Knowledge, honesty, courage, and passion."
    I have had several lawyers in the past regarding my custody case. Those lawyers lacked the following: knowledge, honesty, courage, and passion regarding my matter. After my experience with previous attorneys, I needed someone who was not going to talk over my head or beat around the bush. I was referred to Ms. Hamilton by a friend that was very satisfied with her legal services. I was very impressed with Ms. Hamilton after my consultation. She was very informative and straight to the point with me. She hit on all the pros and cons for myself and the opposing party. There are no guarantees in life, so I fully appreciate an attorney who keeps it 100% real with me. Ms. Hamilton gave me an outline for my case and the projected costs as well as a timeframe for such a case. There is no such thing as cheap legal services if the services are cheap then the work will be shoddy. I have had that problem in the past and I am no longer going to forego a couple of bucks if it means ruining my case. Ms. Hamilton has reasonable rates with a very professional legal approach. Since Ms. Hamilton has been on my case, she has corrected several errors that my previous attorneys made in the case. My case is going smoothly and we are hoping to be able to work towards an agreement soon! Ms. Hamilton has made that possible in my case. I know how to be a good client, but I am glad that I have someone that knows how to be a good attorney. Thank you Ms. Hamilton!!! If you need an attorney that is straightforward and committed to a resolution then Ms. Hamilton is the attorney for you.
    - L.B.
    "Upon speaking with Paulette, I discovered she is very knowledgeable, personable, and professional."
    I was referred to Paulette by a friend. Upon speaking with her I discovered she is very knowledgeable, personable, and professional. She knows her stuff. I felt comfortable and educated in my options moving forward. I would definitely recommend her!
    - Former Client
    "They take the time to explain every situation and potential outcomes."
    Mrs. Paulette Hamilton and her Team are the BEST! They are considerate of your situation and take the time to explain every situation and potential outcomes. While Paulette is not available, her staff works diligently to resolve any issues and responds immediately to any situation. I highly recommend Mrs. Hamilton and her team for your services!
    - Clarence M.
    "Thank you for all your help."
    Outstanding service. The staff is amazing. I personally give The Law Office Of Paulette Hamilton 5 stars and I also want to say that Karl Young is AMAZING!!!!! Thank you for all your help. I also give Karl 5 stars.
    - Jennifer D.
    "Thank you Paulette, Angela and Susan."
    From the moment I first called in and spoke with the office manager, Susan, I knew then my case mattered - before even spending a dime. Paulette handled my consultation with care and knowledge. She did not make me feel rushed and assured me that my worries about the cost to fight was not as important as hearing my story. That helped me feel less pressure and focus on the matter at hand. I have had multiple free consultations, which are always rushed and never informative. Paulette did the complete opposite, we even laughed a little to help lighten the mood. My case was then assigned to my paralegal Angela, who I swear appeared very knowledgeable about the rules and procedures of my situation. She spent her time with me answering my questions, reassuring me and reminding me that this office is a team and I will never feel alone. Along the process we laughed together, cried together, and even celebrated - COVID style of course. Watching Paulette fight for me at trial meant so much. I felt extremely prepared and ready to hit head on. I appreciate how thorough Paulette and Angela were during this whole process. Honest and always kept me on track. While I don't plan to marry just to divorce again, I know if the time comes I have a confident legal team to back me up. You will regret not having contacted this law office. Thank you Paulette, Angela and Susan.”
    - Kym B.
    "I always felt like I had someone with me in the process and that I was not alone."
    I am very grateful for Attorney Hamilton, Danielle and the entire team for helping me through tough times. They helped me get sole custody of my son, it was a long road, but the end result was worth it and they were with me every step of the way. They helped me understand the court system, explained any delays in the Court process and always answered my questions. I always felt like I had someone with me in the process and that I was not alone. They were always available when I would stop by and would take the time to listen and answer any questions. I would highly recommend Attorney Hamilton and her staff to anyone who needs assistance in family law.
    - Gerd W.
    "She is a blessing to have on your side representing you!"
    Paulette and her team are very professional and caring. She truly cares about you as a person and helps you through all the emotional roller coasters associated with legal matters and personal changes. She is a blessing to have on your side representing you!
    - Eve B.
    "Highly recommend!!"
    Highly recommend!! Very professional and Helpful! Divorces are never easy and dealing with attorneys can sometimes be stressful, but Paulette was very hospitable and made the process smooth and easy!
    - Shawn F.

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