Handling Legal Separations In Melbourne, Florida – Series Recap

This post concludes and recaps my series on the handling of legal separations in Melbourne, Florida. I decided to write on this topic due to the fact that many Floridians wish to leave their spouse without filing for divorce. Unfortunately, our state does not recognize the concept of “legal separation” that is common in many other states. Those who reside in our state, however, still have options. The goal of my last Read More

Why Melbourne, Florida Spouses May Separate Rather Than File For Divorce

This is the next post in my series on the options for Melbourne, Florida spouses who wish to file for a “legal separation.” My last article discussed child custody options for separating spouses and I have previously discussed the fact that Florida does not recognize the concept of legal separation. In spite of the legal complications for those who wish to remain married, there may be certain benefits in doing so. I Read More

How Melbourne, Florida Marital Separations Impact Child Custody

This is the next post in my series on the possibility of a “legal separation” in Melbourne or elsewhere in the state of Florida. I have previously explained that while our state does not recognize the concept of a legal separation, there are steps you can take to protect your financial interests. We discussed one of these steps in our last article on the topic of filing a Petition for Support. In this article we will Read More

Separated Florida Spouses May File A Petition For Support

This is the next post in my series on the possibilities of legal separations in Melbourne and elsewhere in Florida. My last article discussed how a post-nuptial agreement can protect spouses who have separated. This protection comes in the form of ensuring that assets and debts remain separate after the parties have gone their separate ways. While Florida does not allow for legal separations, a post-nuptial agreement Read More

Melbourne, Florida Residents May Prepare A Post-Nuptial Agreement When Separating From Their Spouses

This is the next post in my series on the subject of legal separations in Melbourne, Florida. My last article explained that legal separations are not recognized in Florida and what the benefits of such an arrangement would be. Fortunately, our state does recognize options for those who wish to separate from their significant other without filing for divorce. In this article I will discuss one of those options - a Read More

Options For Melbourne, Florida Residents Who Wish To File For Legal Separation

This is the next post in my series on the issue of legal separation in Melbourne and other parts of Florida. My last article provided an overview of topics which this series will be addressing and it also stressed the need to speak with an attorney if you wish to be apart from your spouse without filing for divorce. There are legitimate reasons for pursuing such an arrangement and I will discuss these reasons in a Read More

Understanding Florida Laws In Regards To Legal Separation

This is the first post in a series which will discuss the options for Florida spouses who wish to file for a legal separation. I am writing on this topic due to the fact that many individuals wish to separate from their spouse but do not wish to actually file for divorce. Florida law, however, is different from that of many other states when it comes to such a choice. The goal of my coming articles is to provide Read More