Fernandina Beach, FL asked in Divorce for Florida

Q: In the state of fl does a married couple with kids have to be legally separated a length of time before divorcing

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Lynette Silon-Laguna
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  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Hello! In Florida there is no required length of time a married couple has to be separated before divorcing. You can file your petition for dissolution of marriage even if you are still living together. Wishing you the best!

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Ira Markowitz
Ira Markowitz
  • Coral Springs, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: There's no "legal separation" requirement before either party can file.

The parents can work out an agreement

regarding division of property and a parenting plan before filing which is in the best interest of your children.

Contact an attorney for further information regarding child support, alimony and property division.


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