Florida is an equitable distribution state, meaning that marital assets are divided on an equitable basis. Or at least that is a court’s objective. Under Florida’s equitable distribution statute, marital property should be equitably divided between divorcing parties.
Florida Statute § 61.075 requires that a court begin the process of dividing assets and liabilities by setting aside those assets that are defined as “non-marital.”
• typically those assets which either were owned prior to the marriage or inherited during the marriage and not mixed with marital assets,