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Divorce Involving Pre-Marital Assets Broward and Palm Beach Counties

The marital and family law attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin have represented over 1,000 individuals going through a divorce.  


It is presumed that the Husband and Wife split every marital asset and liability accumulated during the marriage equally, 50/50. But what happens if the parties are in dispute over whether an asset or liability was accumulated during the marriage? Depending on the asset or liability, this can be a focal point of the divorce proceedings.


Many of our cases concern whether asset(s) should be considered pre-marital or marital and thus subject to division during a divorce. The determination of whether an asset should be divided in a divorce oftentimes arises in cases involving real estate, businesses, assets purchased from protected accounts, such as trusts or inheritance, or pre-nuptial agreements. Co-mingling of assets (i.e. putting your spouse on the deed of your home or opening a joint account) can transform a pre-marital asset into a marital asset.


Our divorce attorneys are knowledgeable of the law and have extensive experience handling these matters. We will not let your spouse bully you into entering into an agreement that does not protect what is rightfully yours.


Sean L. Collin, the head of the marital and family law division, has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in addition to his Juris Doctor. This provides him an edge in advocating and analyzing complicated financial issues, such as co-mingling of assets, business and real estate evaluations (appreciation and depreciation), the sale of privately held companies, business and real estate appraisals, tax implications and high-net-worth distributions, including retirement accounts. In determining whether an asset is pre-martial or a hybrid of pre-marital and marital, timing is everything. You can count on the marital and family law attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin to follow the money trail to ensure you are protected.   We’re aggressive, so you don’t have to be.

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Elena B
Elena B
17:28 19 Feb 20
I found Sean Collin through Google search, I'm glad that I did! After having few lawyers and a bad mediation agreement, I came to Sean hopeless and insecure. He was able to give me solutions to the situation I was in. After going to court and trying to settle my mediation agreement, Sean was able to help in changing my mediation agreement and finalize everything towards my favor! Now, once is completely over, I could not be thankful enough to Sean Collin and his team for their understanding, professionalism and caring! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is in need! I can't thank them enough for being there during difficult times!
01:23 19 Feb 20
My experience with Lyons, Snyder & Collin , PA law firm has been a great one. I am very happy with how Mr. Snyder handled my car accident case with the results. I have nothing but good things to say about them.The staff is extremely professional. Anytime I had questions or concerns, I would call and Martha or my attorney Philip Snyder would always have an answer for me. Their follow up before and after my surgery was outstanding. They care about their clients well being.I have texted and called the staff at any time and have always received an immediate answer that was detailed.They exceeded my expectations . I have highly recommended them to family and friends and will continue. This is a very professional, courteous and caring group which work hard for their clients.Thank you Martha for always being so pleasant and to my Attorney Phill Snyder for all you did for me. I would definitely recommend this law firm…and would definitely use them again.
Lauren Pomerantz
Lauren Pomerantz
00:06 20 Dec 19
These are caring professionals! I would only recommend my family or friends to see them. I was fortunate to have the help of Phil Snyder who is one of the most helpful and thorough lawyers you will ever meet. He cares about his clients very much and it’s easy to see. Also, Martha was incredible in the office! She also is helping make the magic happen. I highly recommend!
Gaby Rodriguez
Gaby Rodriguez
16:56 19 Dec 19
Phillip, and his team excel in communication, and are ahead of the curb. Martha is lovely, and she is quick to reply. Part of being successful is the team you build, and surround yourself with. This is exactly that and more. Phillip is always considerate, caring and compassionate. He wants the best for his clients and is passionate about what he does. I had an unfortunate situation, and for him I am thankful. I could not have asked for a better team, and if ever I need anything legally, I feel confident in knowing that they will steer me in the right direction. Trust me, you want them to take care of you!!!! -Gaby
judy subachan
judy subachan
20:34 13 Dec 19
5.0 star rating 12/9/2019 I was going through a difficult divorce. I was a single mom with 3 children, and I was not receiving any child support. A friend referred me to Sean Collin. I went to see Sean. He was knowledgeable, helpful with all my concerns, and compassionate through the most difficult time in my life. The results of my divorce, are better then I hoped for. Sean and his team, went above and beyond, and always kept me informed. I would highly recommend Sean and his team to my family and friends. Thank you Sean, for everything you did for me and my children!!!
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