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Separation Agreement in Maitland, FL

Divorce Representation for Complicated Matters

Separation and divorce are complex, emotional issues. If you and your spouse are going through a separation, or if you are thinking about separating from your spouse, it is in your best interest to speak with an attorney to make sure you do everything properly, should you decide to divorce.

Our Maitland divorce attorney at The Troum Law Firm, P.A., has over 30 years of legal experience. Contact us today to learn how we can put our experience on your side.

Navigating Florida Laws

The state of Florida does not have an actual law pertaining to the separation of spouses, but does address the circumstances of spousal and child support, child custody, primary residence of the child, and child visitation when the spouses no longer live together.

Florida law 61.10 adjudicates what should be done in regard to the financial support of a spouse or minor child when the parents no longer live together but are not legally divorced. The law also addresses plans for parenting.

Even though the State of Florida has no laws regarding legal separation per se, it is best to have a written agreement regarding separation when it comes to:

  • Which spouse, if either, is responsible for financially supporting the other spouse and the dependent child
  • How much money one spouse should pay the other
  • How much money should be provided for the child
  • Which spouse the child will live with
  • Who has primary custody of the child
  • Visitation rights of the noncustodial parent

A written agreement helps to prevent misunderstandings between the spouses. It can also serve as a basis for discussion if the couple decides to proceed to a divorce.

To help you with writing a separation agreement that complies with law 61.10, it is best to seek the advice of a family law attorney to ensure that the agreement is written clearly, covers all that it needs to, has no discrepancies or contradictions, and represents your best interests.

Contact an Experienced Maitland Family Lawyer

At such an emotional and difficult time in your life, it may not be easy to keep your thoughts and interests clear. Our Florida lawyer is compassionate of your circumstances and look out for the best interests of you and your child.

Maitland divorce attorney, Mark S. Troum is happy to answer your questions and provide more details on what he can accomplish for you. Call us at (321) 428-2247 to request a consultation.