Appealing Unfair Property Division in a Divorce Appeal

Most common questions  answered about appealing the division of property during a divorce trial.


Appeals of Florida Property Division and Florida Equitable Distribution Orders are one of the areas of appeals that Florida Divorce Appeal Attorneys are most commonly asked to handle.  Further below are answers to commonly asked questions that Appellate Lawyers for Florida Divorce Cases receive when it comes to appealing a judge’s decision involving division of marital and non-marital property.  Clicking on each question below will open a separate web page with a detailed answer to the particular question or explanation of the particular topic.  

The biggest issues leading to appeals of property division orders in Florida are when judges fail to properly value property; award financial accounts that were spent down during the divorce case; give a spouse non-marital property; or err in the valuation of a business. 

Below are explanations of some of the most commonly asked questions and topics that relate to appealing a Florida Property Division Order or Florida Equitable Distribution Order:

How Does a Florida Appellate Court Review a Judge’s Property Division Decision?

What does the term “equitable distribution” mean?

What is a Florida divorce court judge supposed to do when it comes to dividing property?  Are there mandatory findings that have to be written into the judge’s property division order?

What date was my judge supposed to use for determining what assets are marital or non-marital?

What date was my judge supposed to use for valuing marital property?

The divorce judge’s order gave me financial accounts that did not exist as of the trial.  Is this an error I can fix on appeal in Florida?

The divorce judge gave my former spouse some of the value of my premarital assets.  Was that a mistake?

My former spouse and I owned and operated a business together in Florida and the judge’s order kicked me out of the business.  Can I appeal that decision?

The judge said my former spouse’s business value should not include a component for goodwill.  The business has a bunch of clients that will keep coming back.  Is this an appealable mistake in Florida?

The divorce judge’s order gave me less property than my former spouse.  Is that allowed in Florida?


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