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I live in Florida, my husband of 34 years left me for another

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I live in Florida, my husband of 34 years left me for another woman. We have been separated for 2 1/2 years. I have been left with our home and a majority of the debt. He helps out when asked but the bills out way the incomes at this point. I have been told that Florida is a 50-50 state for settlement. When we built this home I put into it much of my 401 K at the time. I also make and contributed twice the money he has. Is there any hope for me to get more than the 50-50 payout? Also he has not contributed equally since he has been out of the house. Also, he does stand to inherit quite a bit of money in the future and wondered if it would behouve me to wait out a divorce for now?
Thanks for oyur questions here. You may certainly be entitled to payback for the house if you contributed substantially morre than 1.2 here. the court would decide the amount of offset they would allow here. You may be entitled to spousal suppoty here in this situation.

There was a long term marriage and grounds for a fault based divorce on the basis of adultery.As far an inheritance this is considered nonmarital or separate property so I would wait on this here.

I'm not sure why you haven't filed for divorce here but I think that you would be better off doing so as you may have offset rights as well as spousal support, etc. This would benefit you in such a situation long term. I would consider doing so to receive your rights in this marriage. I wish you good luck here..


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