How are assets split in a divorce?

In Florida, the starting point for division of assets and liabilities is 50/50. Assets and liabilities are generally in Florida, divided equally. However, under special circumstances, a party can plead, in other words, 'ask for', an unequal distribution of assets or liabilities and the court, for certain circumstances, may grant that request. For example, in a situation where alimony does not apply, but a party may have a debilitating disease, which may require that he or she receive a greater share of the assets.