Saturday, May 17, 2008

Divorce and the Lottery

Florida is an equitable distribution state which means in the event of divorce, the parties' assets are divided equitably. This does not always mean that the assets are going to be divided equally, but it usually ends up that way. A Miami woman wants to make sure she gets her equitable portion of lottery winnings that her husband received during the course of their marriage, and it is likely that she will win. If the parties were still married at the time that the lottery winnings came into existence, they are marital assets, and are subject to equitable distribution unless there is proof that the ticket was bought with non-marital funds. To read the story upon which this blog is based, see:

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