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Wednesday , March , 20 2019
Legal Separation
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While Florida does not recognize legal separation, a separation agreement in Florida may provide the same result as a legal separation in other states. The separation agreement is a legally binding contract that resolves the issues between you and your spouse; you and your spouse separate in accordance with the terms of the agreement while remaining married. The only difference between entering into a separation agreement in Florida and filing for legal separation in other states is that the court does not approve the agreement or resolve disputes.

Another option would be for you to file in the courts and request maintenance and child support obligations from your spouse if the two of you have separated, and are not sure that you want to proceed with getting a divorce.


The information provided here is intended to be general information. It should be used as a reference and may not apply to your specific case. The information made available DOES NOT create an attorney/client relationship between you and the attorney. Please call our Office, (954) 734-6048 for answers specific to your situation.