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What You Should Know About ‘Legal Separation’ in Florida

Separation from your spouse can be a confusing and emotionally-charged time. You may have heard that legal separation does not exist in Florida. That’s not entirely true. While there is not a procedure to file for Legal Separation from your spouse in Florida, there are ways to live apart from your spouse without actually filing for a dissolution of marriage if you do not feel that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

Your desire for separation from your spouse could be based on several factors, including religious beliefs, child security, and more. You may also plan for reconciliation with your partner, but require time apart to make sense of things. In other cases, your spouse may leave the home and not return, unexpectedly, and leaving you with having to figure out how to pay the household bills and expenses. Whatever your specific situation, it’s important to consult with Daytona Beach divorce attorneys who can help you determine your next best steps, and provide valuable information on the legal process. 

Legal provisions are available to provide the continued support and wellness of minor children, as well as for yourself. This is referred to as court ordered maintenance and support payments separate from and not connected to dissolution of marriage. Rather than listen to hearsay, it’s wise to partner with a trusted and reputable lawyer in Daytona Beach who can provide accurate and up-to-date information regarding your options and rights.

Each separation is unique. Since there’s no “cookie cutter” method or blueprint for approaching each case, it’s important to work with Daytona Beach divorce attorneys you can trust, and who have a proven track record of success.

Since 1983, we’ve assisted countless Central Florida residents just like you with a variety of legal needs. In addition to divorce and family law, we also specialize in business and corporate law, criminal defense, condominium and HOA law, and more. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you make sense of your planned ‘separation’.