According to Florida law, if the court finds good cause, it may enter an order providing for an interim partial distribution of marital assets or liabilities prior to entry of the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage. Your qualified Orlando divorce attorney can advise you as to whether this may be a consideration in your Orlando divorce action. If so, your attorney will be aware of the specific requirements that must be met in filing such a motion.
Florida law states that an interim order may be entered at any time after the date of the petition for dissolution of marriage is filed and served and before the final distribution of marital and nonmarital assets and liabilities. Such an interim order shall be entered only upon good cause shown and upon sworn motion establishing specific factual basis for the motion. The motion may be filed by either party and shall demonstrate good cause why the matter should not be deferred until the final hearing. The term “good cause” means extraordinary circumstances that require an interim partial distribution.
If you have questions regarding the distribution of assets and liabilities in your Orlando divorce, contact Family Law of Orlando today by email or by calling (407) 835-9900 to schedule an initial consultation with Attorney Wade P. Luther.