Although a divorce ends the legal relationship between two people, Florida residents who were previously married may find themselves tied together by shared responsibilities that survive the end of their union. This is generally the case when the parties had children together who require custodial and financial care in the wake of their parents' divorce. For some parents required to pay child support, that responsibility can last for a very long time.
Throughout the course of a couple's marriage, the partners may exchange gifts and other tokens of their love for each other. While some of the items they buy for each other may become shared tools, such as appliances or vehicles, others may be exclusively used by the recipient. For example, a wife who receives an expensive ring from her husband may exclusively wear and use the ring without any further ownership in it by the giver.