What is being legally separated?
A legal separation is a court-ordered agreement in which a married couple lives separate lives, usually by living apart. The separation court order may specify financial obligations, child custody and visitation agreements, and child support.
Does the state of Florida recognize legal separation?
Unlike some other states, Florida does not formally recognize a “legal separation.” If you are wanting to separate from your spouse – that is, live apart but remain married – you are able to do so without filing any special form or petition with the court.
What happens if spouse does not sign separation agreement?
Separation agreement is a general term used to describe a written contract that spouses enter into to address some or all issues arising from their marital separation. Therefore, if a spouse refuses to sign a separation agreement, the other spouse cannot force the unwilling spouse to do so.