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Separation Agreements in Gainesville, FL

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Are you going through marital problems that just can't get resolved no matter how hard you've tried? Do you not want to even think about divorce until you've exhausted all of your other options? A separation could be the answer. At Kenny Leigh & Associates, we work with you to ensure you get treated fairly during the separation process.

Many people view separation as a step in the divorce process. Others use it to get the distance they feel they need to work on their marital issues in a new, more effective way. Whatever the case may be, they need to have certain things written down so they understand each person's responsibilities.

Our lawyers work with clients to draft clear, fair separation agreements in Gainesville, FL. These documents may outline items like debt division, child support, custody, and visitation. While this may seem a bit formal for a separation, it helps each person understand their rights and the rights of their spouse. Ultimately, a clear separation agreement avoids more messy conflicts.

Signing Premarital Agreement in Gainesville, FL

How Separation Is Different from Divorce

Legal separation is actually very similar to divorce in many ways. It's a way to separate your assets and untangle your lives from one another. Some people move to divorce after being separated, others may reconcile, and still others stay legally separated while still being married on paper.

The difference between separation and divorce is that Florida laws don't formally recognize the concept of legal separation. But when you work with our separation agreement lawyer, you can deal with all the issues you need to in a legally binding way. These issues include:

  • Visitation
  • Child Custody
  • Property Division
  • Pet Custody
  • Debt Division
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support

In many cases, spouses choose to forego the courts altogether and take advantage of our mediation services. This allows them to come to separation agreements they're both more likely to see as fair.

Helping You Avoid Conflict With Prenuptial Agreements

No one goes into a marriage wanting to get divorced or separated. But sometimes there are circumstances that are beyond any one person's control. Since the separation and divorce processes can be so messy, complicated, and emotional, we suggest getting a pre-marital agreement from the very start.

Prenuptial agreements don't reflect how you think your marriage is going to turn out. Instead, they simply protect each person's interests and assets. They allow each person to be prepared even if they never end up using the agreements. To draft your pre-marital agreement, schedule a consultation at our office.

Contact us today to learn more about our separation agreement services. We proudly serve clients throughout Gainesville, Alachua, Waldo, Melrose, and Hawthorn, Florida.