Winter Park Separation Agreement Attorney
Representation for Complicated Divorce Matters
When you get married, you don’t want to think about divorce or separation, but it is, unfortunately, a fact of life for many couples. Going through a separation can be just as emotional as a divorce. If you and your spouse are contemplating separation, don’t go at it alone. It’s in your best interest to speak with a Winter Park separation agreement attorney to ensure everything is done correctly in the event you opt to proceed with the divorce down the line.
With over three decades of experience, our Winter Park separation agreement attorney at The Troum Law Firm, P.A., can help. Allow us to use our extensive experience to help you reach an agreement with your spouse.
Understanding Florida Laws
There is no specific statute on the books in Florida regarding legal separation of spouses, but there is something that discusses what to do in regard to child support, alimony, custody, where the primary residence of the child will be, and provisions for visitation when the spouses are no longer cohabitating. Under Florida Law 61.10, it discusses what needs to be done in regard to financial support for a minor child or spouse when the parents have moved into separate residences but have not yet divorced. This section also covers plans for parenting time.
Despite no law regarding how legal separations are to be handled, there are some very valid reasons why you need a written separation agreement. A separation agreement can address important topics like:
- Is one spouse responsible for financially supporting the other, as well as any minor children?
- Should there be any payments made from one spouse to the other?
- Which one of you will your children primarily live with?
- How much money should be set aside for your children?
- What are the visitation rights of the non-custodial parent?
Having a written agreement in place can help prevent some misunderstandings between you and your spouse. It also serves the additional purpose of starting the framework of divorce if either of you opts to proceed on that route.
Preparing a separation agreement on your own is not recommended. You want something that is in compliance with Florida laws like 61.10, which is why you need to seek guidance from a Florida family law attorney who has the knowledge and experience to ensure everything is done properly. You want a separation agreement that will cover all the necessary bases, will be written in a clear manner, represents your best interests, and does not contain any contradictions or discrepancies.
Contact a Winter Park Divorce Attorney
Making the decision to separate is an emotional one. This is likely one of the most difficult times of your life, which means it’s hard to get your thoughts together, let alone ensure your best interests are protected. If you have minor children, it can be even more challenging. Let The Troum Law Firm, P.A., represent you and help draft a comprehensive and legal separation agreement. Contact our office at 321-428-2247 today to schedule an initial consultation.