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If you are in the midst of a divorce, or have considered filing, you are probably wondering how your assets and debts will be divided. State law mandates a fair division between the spouses, which typically means equitable, but not strictly 50/50. In some cases, an equal division would not be truly fair, so the judge will split up the property in variable proportions to make the distribution as fair as possible.

To understand how this might work in your specific case, speak with one of the trusted Fort Myers attorneys at Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. We will strive to provide the best legal service possible and will customize a strategy to fit your situation. Se habla español.

Factors Affecting Property Division in a Divorce

In order to make the division of assets and debts fair and equitable, the court will look at a number of different factors surrounding a divorce. These include:

  • How long the couple was married
  • The financial situation of each spouse
  • Any interruption in either person's professional or educational background
  • Each spouse's contributions as a parent and/or homemaker
  • Each person's sacrifices for the professional or educational development of the other
  • Each spouse's role in providing income for the household
  • Each spouse's involvement in obtaining or advancing marital assets
  • Liabilities and debts acquired by each person
  • Either person's irresponsibility with financial decisions within the marriage

The court will also take into consideration whether it is feasible to divide an asset, such as a house or small business. In such situations, the judge will likely give the property in question to one spouse while awarding equitable assets or money to the other spouse to compensate. Factors such as child custody, child support, and anything else related to the care and benefit of the couple's children will also play into the court's decisions about property division.

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We know that divorce is a stressful and emotional experience, especially when a couple has to consider the major financial adjustments they will need to make. Let us use our experience in family law to guide you through issues that are uncomfortable at the best of times.

Our team uses a unique strategy when handling our clients' cases. Every lawyer at the firm focuses on a specific area of law in which they are highly trained and experienced. You can trust that your case will be handled by an attorney who fully understands the process and can provide you with the necessary resources.

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Meet Our Attorneys

  • William M. Powell, Esq.
    William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
  • Rita M. Jackman
    Rita M. Jackman Partner
  • Adam J. Stevens
    Adam J. Stevens Partner
  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
  • Jorge Santana
    Jorge Santana Partner
  • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    William M. Powell, Esq.

    Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need and prioritizes our clients’ needs. Read More

  • Rita M. Jackman Partner
    Rita M. Jackman

    Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

  • Adam J. Stevens Partner
    Adam J. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

    His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

  • Jorge Santana Partner
    Jorge Santana

    Attorney Jorge J. Santana, Jr. is an American born Cuban-American, fluent in both English and Spanish. Jorge left Miami to join us here in beautiful and peaceful Fort Myers, Florida in March 2015. He has an extreme love for the law, which is only overshadowed by his desire to help all those in need. His reputation for fairness, hard work and honesty is respected by all his clients and attorneys. Read More

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  • Over 70 years' combined experience
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  • Customized strategies
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