Florida law does not specifically provide for a legal separation per se. However, separated spouses may need to pursue or defend against a legal proceeding for support not connected with a divorce. Divorce may not be right for you for religious reasons, for health insurance reasons or for other compelling personal or family reasons.
Florida statutes provide for support unconnected with the dissolution of marriage. We can advise you if you and your spouse are separated and you need support.
Understand Your Options During A Separation
Our years of experience in Florida family law have given us the knowledge needed to advise and advocate for our clients when support is necessary unrelated to divorce proceedings. Talk to us about your options and other questions that you may have. Will your separation agreement lead to divorce? Can it be converted to a divorce? Answers to such questions will be unique and fact-specific to each case.
Sometimes, questions come up when one spouse wants a divorce and the other does not. Can you get a divorce if your spouse does not want one? Can your spouse get a divorce when you do not want it? The answer is “yes,” but in the meantime, before divorce is underway or completed, one of you may need support. You are wise to consult with an experienced attorney on how to proceed.
Regarding Options of Separation With Support Versus Dissolution Of Marriage — Attorneys In Florida Can Advise You
Contact our office in Orlando to discuss your family law questions about a pending petition for dissolution of marriage or a situation requiring a separation agreement. We will let you know how we can help.