Legal Separation Attorneys in Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Are you and your spouse considering a divorce in Ft. Walton Beach? If so, then you need an attorney that will stand by you through the entire proceedings, including your legal separation.
Kenny Leigh & Associates provides family law services for men in the Ft. Walton Beach area during that time that you and your spouse live apart and we can help make sure your rights are protected.
What is Legal Separation?
Legal separation is when a married couple lives apart, yet still remains legally married. A court order is issued and your marital status is kept intact while you work through the situation with your spouse and your attorney. A legal separation can be granted for many reasons, including religious reasons or to maintain health insurance coverage.
The State of Florida does not officially recognize a legal separation, however, there are provisions for spousal support, child support, custody, and visitation issues during a separation.
How Does Legal Separation Work in Ft. Walton Beach?
Instead of legal separation, Florida law provides an alternative called “Support Unconnected with Dissolution of Marriage.” This action allows couples in Ft. Walton Beach that are planning to live apart to have the terms of their separation documented and approved by the court.
A separation may also be mediated and settled without any involvement from the courts. In this case, both parties will put the terms of their separation in writing and then sign it like a contract. These terms are legally binding like any other contract between two parties.
Let Us Help You
If you are considering a separation from your spouse and you want to learn more about how a separation works in Ft. Walton Beach, let the family law attorneys at Kenny Leigh & Associates help you understand the process and protect your rights. Contact us for a consultation today.