When facing the difficult and emotional process of going through a divorce it is important to note that Florida is an “equitable distribution” state. This means that marital property shall be divided in an equitable fashion. This does not necessarily mean equal but rather what is fair. In the event a settlement cannot be reached by the divorcing parties, the Court will then declare the property award including any debt issues. Making calm and sound decisions is vital during this process and, due to the high emotions, seeking guidance from an experienced attorney can be the difference in protecting your future and your assets. For a FREE consultation give the Divorce Attorneys of West Palm Beach a call at (561) 659-5522. Our caring staff is ready to help guide you through this difficult time.