Helping You Separate On Your Terms

When a married couple decides to divorce, it is standard for them to enter into a divorce settlement agreement to resolve matters of child custody, property division and others. However, some separating couples choose not to divorce for their own reasons. In these cases, legal separation may be an appropriate option to resolve some of those issues.

I am H. Stephen Hillebrand, Attorney at Law, and I have been representing individuals and their families in legal separation and related matters for 35 years.

Customizing A Strategy That Promotes Your Interests

Couples who are living separately but still want to remain legally married may do so with a separation agreement. This agreement can resolve issues like child support and parenting time without going through the divorce process. It is a great way for legally separated couples to protect their rights.

I am prepared to pursue your interests and help you receive a fair resolution through whatever means are appropriate, including negotiating or mediating disputes. Often we can resolve matters of legal separation by negotiating with your spouse, but if litigation becomes necessary I will be a tenacious advocate on your behalf in court.

If you are already separated and wish to go through with divorce proceedings, I can help you file the appropriate documents to do so. Many of the issues are determined the same way in separation as they are in divorce, but there are essential differences and it takes an experienced Florida family law attorney to handle them.

Contact A Seasoned Lawyer To Learn More About Your Options

My firm is conveniently located in Sarasota. I serve clients throughout Sarasota and Manatee County. Please complete my online form or call my office at 941-365-5900, to schedule your free, no-obligation case assessment.