Is legal separation allowed in Florida?

Is legal separation allowed in Florida?

Unlike some other states, Florida does not formally recognize a \u201clegal separation.\u201d If you are wanting to separate from your spouse \u2013 that is, live apart but remain married \u2013 you are able to do so without filing any special form or petition with the court.

Can you be legally separated forever?

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You and your spouse may remain legally separated for the rest of your life if you both choose to do so. Studies indicate that the overwhelming majority of married couples who legally separate get divorced within 3 years of their separation.

What does legal separation protect you from?

Most importantly, a legal separation agreement will protect you from being responsible for any debt your spouse acquires during the period of separation if you live in an equitable distribution state. If you live in a community property state, you don’t get this protection under a legal separation agreement.

Why separation is a bad idea?

Separation can be damaging to a marriage if one partner has no intention of reconciliation, but is leading the other partner on. Some partners may also feel anxious about how the divorce process will be handled or may not even want to ask for a divorce.