Divorce, Alimony and Separation

In Florida, there is no such legal requirement of a separation period like in some states as in New York. If support is an issue and you decide to leave the marital home and separate for a period of time, you may lose your ability to obtain alimony in an upcoming divorce case. That may happen if you are separated for a prolonged period of time and you can take care of your own needs. If your spouse is providing financial aid of any form during this period of time, you preserve your ability to ask the judge for alimony. If you are separated but not ready to file for divorce, you can actually file for financial support and when children are at issue, child support. Speak to your attorney regarding these issues.