Legal Rights Of Unmarried Couples in Florida

When people get married in the state of Florida, they adopt a legal framework that can be used to determine matters of property division, child support and custody in the event of a divorce or legal separation. Divorce can be a stressful, complicated process but it does have some advantages.

Couples who are not married are typically left to fend for themselves when resolving certain issues during a breakup. For example, an unmarried couple owning a house together does not have the benefit of divorce laws as a guide in determining what to do with the property.

Issues For Unmarried Couples

I am H. Stephen Hillebrand, Attorney at Law, and I have been protecting the legal rights of unmarried couples and their children for more than 25 years.

Other family law issues facing unmarried couples in Florida include:

Often these issues are not apparent until a separated couple encounters a dispute. If you have questions about your rights in these matters, an experienced lawyer can help. I can advise you of your rights and help you take the appropriate steps to protect them as you meet the legal challenges of ending a relationship.

Contact H. Stephen Hillebrand, Attorney At Law

To learn more, I encourage you to contact me to arrange a free initial consultation. From my office in Sarasota, I serve clients throughout Sarasota and Manatee County. Please contact me online or call my office at 941-365-5900, to schedule an appointment.