Equitable Distribution Supportive Counsel You Can Rely On

Destin Equitable Distribution Lawyers

Helping Clients in Florida Keep Their Assets

Dividing assets fairly among spouses can be one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce case. The term “equitable distribution” refers to the fair division of resources and debt between a couple that is seeking divorce. Many people assume that this means the couple will split their assets 50-50, however, this is not actually the case. Courts review a number of factors to determine how assets should be distributed among spouses. Although this might seem straight forward, a number of issues and legal disputes can potentially arise during this part of the divorce process.

Our team in Destin can help you address the following issues in your equitable distribution case:

  • Uncovering hidden assets
  • Proving waste of assets
  • Proving your assets have been undervalued
  • Proving an assets was purposefully overpriced

The following things are subject to equitable distribution:

  • Assets that were jointly acquired during the marriage
  • Non-marital assets that increased in value due to spousal efforts
  • Personal property held in joint title
  • Assets that were gifted during the marriage
  • Joint bank accounts
  • Retirement benefits

How Does Equitable Distribution Work?

All of the assets that a couple owns are thoroughly evaluated and separated into marital and non-marital property. The court will review how the assets were acquired, and determine which spouse is liable for specific debts. After the court classifies everything, it will distribute the property accordingly.

Courts review the following things to decide which spouse will be awarded specific assets:

  • The contributions each spouse made to the marriage
  • The length of the marriage
  • The financial circumstances of both parties
  • Whether one spouse contributed to the personal career or educational opportunity of the other spouse

Speak to Our Legal Team Today

At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., our team of skilled lawyers are here to assist with all matters related to your divorce. We will review the details of your case and build a strong legal strategy that will ensure your interests are fully protected. We have more than 80 years of combined legal knowledge, and we are prepared to use our extensive resources to pursue a fair case result. Let us get to work for you today.

Call (800) 822-5170 to request a consultation with an attorneys at our Destin office.

  • Best Divorce Lawyer In Orlando
  • Top 10 Family Law Law Firm
  • Attorney Top 40 Under 40
  • Best of Bay
  • The National Advocates
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Lawyers
  • 10 Best by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys | 2016
  • “I will definitely be recommending to anyone I know that needs a child custody or divorce attorney!”

    - A Divorce Client
  • “If you are looking for an attorney who is professional, honest, knowledgeable and responsive to your needs, Gerard Virga meets such requirements.”

    - A Divorce Client
  • “He responded to my messages promptly and I never felt rushed when speaking with him in meetings and phone conversations.”

    - A Divorce Client
  • “He answered in a way that helped me understand the law better.”

    - A Divorce Client
  • “Gerard is smarter than 95% of people I know, including lawyers. His intelligence combined with his work ethic make him an extremely effective advocate. Gerard is the kind of evil genius I'd want on my ...”

    - Adam Ellis, Litigation Lawyer
  • “Truly he is one of the smartest people I have met. I have found Gerard very knowledgeable on law and legal procedure, and am extremely impressed by his ability to devise and execute an aggressive ...”

    - Rusty Shepard, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • “This lawyer treated me with professionalism, and fought for my case. His staff was excellent and Mr. Virga had an excellent understanding of the law. Mr. Virga also was a very real person, and not ...”

    - A Divorce Client
  • “I regularly refer family law and civil litigation cases to Mr. Virga because of his skill and knowledge of those areas of law. The clients I refer to Mr. Virga are always satisfied with and ...”

    - Joseph Turner, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • “Mr. Virga represented me in a litigation matter. Mr. Virga not only accepted me as a client, but he took my case to heart. Mr. Virga developed and executed a masterful legal strategy that pummeled my ...”

    - A Litigation Client

Contact Our Firm

We're Here To Help You And Your Family In Any Way Possible
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.