Jacksonville Separation Agreement Attorney
Protect Your Rights and Interests
A separation agreement is entered upon between two spouses who, for a range of reasons, need and want to distance themselves from each other and either temporarily or permanently stop living together as a married couple. In the state of Florida, there is no recognition of a legal separation per se.
Therefore, it's best to consult with a family law attorney if you are considering separating from your spouse. At Charles E. Willmott, P.A., I have the knowledge and experience to guide you in establishing a separation agreement that will provide you with confidence and security during this trying time.
Separation Agreements as a Blueprint for Divorce
In order to be officially considered separated, a married couple has taken steps to live apart, each paying for their own living expenses out of separate financial accounts. Florida courts dealing with family law do have an interest in seeing that any minor children involved in a separation are taken care of. A parent can file a petition with the court to request child support during the term of the separation.
The most common reasons for a separation include simply needing time away from each other to sort out issues or cool down, for religious reasons, or wanting to maintain health coverage or other benefits that occur due to being married, or to prepare for the likelihood of a divorce. A legal separation can be beneficial as you can experience the workability of your separation and change it prior to divorce, avoiding later costly modifications to a divorce agreement.
One of my firm's qualified Jacksonville divorce lawyers can be of great help in working out a separation agreement that is the most beneficial for you. I have the experience to help you work out a separation agreement that benefits you and protects your interests. Your future, including your financial stability, is at stake.
Contact my firm today to get started.