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Fort Myers Separation Agreements

Is a separation agreement right for you? Get the facts.

Florida law does not directly provide for legal separation, but does allow for dissolution of marriage and no-fault divorce. You can also make other legal arrangements, such as a separation agreement, to make official any terms for your relationship should you wish to live apart. If you would like to set up a separation agreement, consult one of the Fort Myers divorce attorneys at Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A.

If you choose to work with our Fort Myers divorce lawyers, we will provide the legal counsel you need in a way you understand, making your needs our top priority. You can trust us to help you through any issues that may feel overwhelming or frustrating.

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How does a separation agreement work?

A married couple can establish a separation agreement in lieu of filing for a divorce, but the separation agreement must be fair, equitable, and transparent for both parties if it is to be considered legally binding. In certain scenarios, such an agreement essentially provides the same outcome as a legal separation would in other states. The key difference is that the court would not resolve disputes regarding the agreement.

This means that the spouses must submit to the terms of the agreement on their own accord as they would any other contract. If a separation agreement is insufficient or a dissolution of marriage not possible, a couple will need to consider a formal divorce, which will establish provisions regarding spousal support/alimony, child support, child custody, and visitation.

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To be sure a separation agreement is right for you, contact our firm today. We can advise you on the options available to you and recommend the next steps that are in your best interest. Our caring, qualified attorneys want to provide you with unparalleled service to help you resolve your legal issues and move on with your life as quickly and smoothly as possible.

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