Florida is known as an equitable distribution state. This means that the courts have the power to decide how property and debts obtained during a marriage should be fairly divided upon divorce. Even though fault is not an issue in granting the dissolution, the division of property and possessions, and the responsibility for support and custody of children, may become contested matters.[1]

[1] See generally § 61.052; § 61.12; § 61.14; § 61.19; § 61.075; and § 61.077, Fla. Stat.