Property division can often be one of the most hotly-contested and emotional issues in a divorce. Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means there is a legal presumption that both spouses have an equal interest in marital assets and equal responsibility for marital debts.
Before any property division can occur, a determination must be made as to whether property is marital or non-marital. For example, if one of the spouses singularly owned the item prior to the marriage, it may not be considered marital property. If the item was purchased after the beginning of the marriage, it is generally considered marital property.
Every situation deserves a detailed analysis, however, which may reverse these legal presumptions.
The Law Office of Knellinger & Associates has extensive experience in matters of property division. Since 1974, our attorneys have helped clients throughout Gainesville and the region of north central Florida reach agreements on a variety of issues dealing with the distribution of marital assets and debts.
Our family lawyers have developed a broad network of professionals skilled in the practice of asset valuation. By utilizing the skill of these experts and working hands-on with our clients, we work to negotiate amicable property division agreements. This saves clients the expense, time and uncertainty associated with having the court determine how the property will be divided.
We have experience with the proper inventory, categorization, valuation and equitable division of wide variety of types of property. We provide services such as:
Determination of marital and non-marital property and debts
Characterization of inherited property
Fair valuation of property and debts
Disposition of privately held businesses
Business succession planning
Valuation of 401(k) plans, IRAs and other retirement accounts
Third party forensic accounting and appraisal services
The Law Office of Knellinger & Associates provides legal advice and representation for individuals, entrepreneurs, and business owners in Gainesville, Florida, and communities throughout north central Florida, including cities such as Ocala, Starke, Palatka, Lake City, Middleburg, Trenton, Bronson, Lake Butler, Cross City, Williston, Chiefland, Alachua, Jasper, Live Oak, and Jacksonville, Florida.
Alachua County ● Putnam County ● Clay County ● Bradford County ● Union County ● Columbia County ● Gilchrist County ● Levy County ● Marion County ● Hamilton County ● St. Johns County ● Dixie County