With no legal marital separation where a couple can seek a court order to legally formalize a separation, Florida Family Courts may offer special provisions to help regulate spousal/child support, custody and rights of visitation during separation.
An important fact to keep in mind, while a separation agreement may be written and signed by both husband and wife, it is not considered a “legal separation” by Florida courts.
A marriage may only be terminated through the Courts.
There are different ways to end a marriage either temporarily or permanently, such as a legal separation, an annulment or a divorce.
A question we frequently hear from clients is in regard to legal marital separation in Florida, and any benefit it offers relative to the divorce process.