Attorney for Support Unconnected with Dissolution of Marriage in Tampa Bay
Support Unconnected with Dissolution of Marriage in Florida
Parents, whether married, separated, or divorced, are required to financially support their children. Similarly, if one spouse has the need for financial maintenance, and the other spouse has the ability to pay for that maintenance, a Florida court can order alimony, even if the parties are not divorcing. The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., will guide you through the process of seeking support unconnected with dissolution of marriage.
Reasons for Support Unconnected With Divorce
Unlike many states, Florida does not recognize the concept of legal separation. Yet, there are many reasons why couples do not want to go the route of divorce. An action for support unconnected with dissolution of marriage allows (i) a party to keep open the possibility of reconciliation, (ii) a parent to make sure his or her children are taken care of while the other parent is absent, or (iii) a party to stay in line with his or her religious beliefs. The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., will help you determine whether an action for support unconnected with dissolution of marriage is right for you.
No Residency Requirement
Unlike divorce, which requires one of the parties to have resided in Florida for at least six months, an action for support unconnected with dissolution has no residency requirement. So, even if you have not lived in Florida long enough to file for divorce, this alternative family law action provides you with an avenue to seek money for your maintenance and the support of your children.
Child Support without Divorce
No matter the circumstances, Florida law provides that both parents of a child are required to support that child. If the parents have never been married, child support is required. If the parents are married but live in separate homes, support of the child is required. Even if the parents are still married and are living in the same home, yet one parent is not providing financial support, the other parent can request the Court to enter an order for child support. Contact The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., to learn more about child support unconnected with dissolution of marriage.
Alimony without Divorce
If a person has the ability to contribute to the maintenance of his or her spouse and fails to do so, the spouse has the right to file a petition for alimony unconnected with dissolution of marriage. Contact us to determine how The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., can help you seek support without filing for divorce.
Support and the Collaborative Family Law Process
Are you interested in a private, healthier process which keeps your personal and financial information out of the public courtroom? Learn how the collaborative family law model can be used in your support case.
Child and Spousal Support Consultation
To schedule a consultation or learn more about The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., call us at 813.443.0615 or fill out our contact form.
Located in Downtown Tampa at the intersection of North Florida Avenue and East Madison Street, we practice throughout the Tampa Bay area, including in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Sarasota, and Manatee counties.