Florida is an “equitable distribution” state. This means that property is divided equitably and fairly. This may or may not mean that assets are divided “equally”. Marital property includes assets acquired by either spouse during the course of the marriage as a result of marital labor or with marital funds. Marital property may include pension and retirement benefits acquired during the marriage. Ultimately, the goal is to arrive at a distribution that is fair and equitable to both spouses.