Marital Residence & Property – Orlando Divorce Attorney

We represent people throughout the Orlando and Central Florida area in divorce cases involving marital homes and real estate. If you are involved in a divorce case that has property issues, call us today to speak with an experienced Orlando divorce attorney. At the Wilson Law Firm, we work to protect your interests and to assist you in resolving your situation in an effective and efficient manner.

Marital Residence & Property:

In many cases a home or property may be at issue in a divorce case. A property can be either a marital asset or debt depending on it’s value versus the debt owed on the property. Unlike some assets in a divorce, a property also has some unique factors that need to be considered and understood before determining what should be done with the property.

Marital or Non-Marital Asset or Debt:

In cases involving property, a determination needs to be made as to whether the property or any portion of the property is marital. Some of the factors involved in making this determination are:

1) When the property was acquired.
2) Whether or not a party was added to the deed for the property.
3) Whether or not a home equity line or loan was taken out on the property during the marriage.
3) Whether or not any home improvements were done on the property.
4) How much of the mortgage was paid off during the marriage.

Specific Pleading:

If you want to force a sale of the property, a Partition Count must be specifically plead that complies with Chapter 64 of the Florida Statutes. In addition, in some cases it may be necessary to plead for a credit for payments made towards the property or for the rental value of the property.

Exclusive Use and Possession:

In some cases a party may ask for exclusive use and possession of the marital home or property during the dissolution process. If there are minor children, one of the parties may also ask for the Court to award exclusive use and possession of the marital home until the minor child reaches majority or that parent remarries.

How to Handle the Marital Property:

There are a number of agreements that can be made in regards to the marital property. Some of the more common agreements include:

1) Selling the property if it has any equity.

2) One party buying out the other spouse’s interest in the property if it has equity, or one party assuming the debt and taking the property if it has no equity. Considerations as to refinancing may need to be addressed if both parties are obligated to any mortgages or loans on the property.

3) Both parties continuing to own the property with their equity interest and future obligations and use of the property being defined.

4) Short sale or foreclosure if the property has more debt than value and determining each parties obligation or share of any remaining debt.

Florida Statutes:

Speak with an Orlando divorce attorney today or review the following Florida Statutes for some more information on divorce law in Florida:

Florida Statute 61.075 – Equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities.
Florida Statute 61.077 – Determination of entitlement to setoffs or credits upon sale of marital home.

Experienced Orlando Divorce Attorney – Property & Marital Residence:

Attorney Joel Wilson has over 20 years of experience and has handled thousands of cases during his legal career. He understands both the legal and emotional issues involved in divorce and family law cases and is an experienced trial attorney. While most divorce cases do not result in a trial, there are some that will, and when a case cannot be resolved except by trial, you will want an experienced trial attorney to present your side of the case in a persuasive and effective manner. In many cases, people who fail to seek legal representation later discover that they have made critical mistakes, due to a misunderstanding of the law and how it relates to their unique situation, which have devastating consequences in regards to alimony, their children or financial situation. At the Wilson Law Firm, we work to protect your interests and to assist you in resolving your situation in an effective and efficient manner.

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