Mediation: Dividing Your Marital Assets Without a Courtroom Fight

Florida law requires an equitable distribution of your marital assets and marital debts. This can be a complex and stressful undertaking; and you can easily slide into litigation if one spouse gets emotionally invested in a particular distribution scenario or thinks he or she is not getting a fair deal.

The Law Office of Beth Reineke in Tampa, Florida, is committed to alternatives to divorce litigation, even if property division is complex or complicated by other ancillary factors. We believe that there is a fair and practical solution to dividing the marital estate that serves the interests of both parties. Through mediation or collaborative divorce, or through assistance with your uncontested divorce, we work to spare clients from an expensive and acrimonious courtroom fight.

Out-of-Court Solutions to Property Division

Attorney Beth G. Reineke is a Supreme Court Certified divorce mediator. She welcomes couples throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties of Florida. Arrange a free phone consultation today to discuss how you and your spouse can avoid spending your children’s college funds litigating over your marital property.

Tampa Divorce Attorney Mediator Beth Reineke

Every couple’s situation is unique — some assets cannot be split in half; some assets may be blended combinations of marital property and separate property; one spouse may be in no position to take on a lot of debt; etc. There are many considerations for the immediate aftermath of divorce and your long-term best interests.
Attorney mediator Beth Reineke is skilled at helping couples define their underlying wants, goals and needs and at showing them that there are many possible scenarios to split assets in a fair and reasonable way. She will challenge you to examine your own entrenched notions that may be getting in the way of a solution: Why do you want the house? Do you have sentimental attachments? What assets are most important to you, and what are you willing to trade?

In mediation of asset division, you can put everything on the table so you and your spouse can explore solutions in a non-adversarial atmosphere regarding:

  • Disposition of the marital home
  • Retirement assets/QDROs
  • Retirement assets
  • Stock and stock options
  • Closely held businesses
  • Heirlooms and valuables
  • Marital debts
  • College funding and support of adult children
  • Inheritances and other separate property
  • Income, expenses and standard of living
  • Temporary, ongoing or lump sum alimony

Another advantage of mediation over litigation is the use of joint neutral experts to control costs and streamline your divorce. We help clients select financial planners, business valuation specialists, forensic CPAs, custody evaluators, vocational experts and other professionals who can help answer questions and resolve disputes.

There Is a Better Way: Marital Property Division in Mediation

To explore an amicable solution to division of your marital estate with an experienced lawyer, contact us online or call 813-205-6675 for a free phone consultation. The Law Office of Beth Reineke serves Tampa, Brandon, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay Area.