Asked about 4 years ago - Clearwater, FLFlag
I would like to Legally separate from my husband and we both reside in Pinellas County, Florida. Does my state recognize this and if so, what would be the first step needed? Thanks, Kristen.
The cause of action "Legal Separation" does not exist in FL.
A legal separation is where a court obtains jurisdiction over a parties separation and has the right to enter orders compelling each party to do or not to do certain things. For example it could dictate responsibility for payment of mortgage and bills or provide an allocation of assets.
FL does recognise a cause of action for Separate Maintenance which is Support Not Connected to a Dissolution of Marriage in certain circumstances.
I hope this answer was helpful.
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