According to a recently published Insider survey, the third-most common reason for couples to seek a divorce is fighting, arguing, and relationship conflicts. In situations where the marriage has gone sour and the couple no longer wishes to be married, a divorce is a common solution. You may be wondering about the difference between separations and divorces. However, in the state of Florida, legal separations do not exist. So, let’s take a look at the legal benefits you can get from a divorce that you can’t get from a separation.
Your Finances Are Your Own
Unlike with a separation, a divorce will allow you to completely cut ties with your partner, and that includes financial ties. That means you’re free to make your own financial decisions and free from the consequences of your former spouse’s decision, as well. For example, any debt your former spouse may accumulate after the divorce will not affect you. A divorce law firm can help you make a case to avoid unfairly dividing up previously accumulated debt, as well.
Freedom of Property
Once you are divorced, the property you own will be yours and yours only. Whether you owned cars or houses as a couple, the divorce case will determine who gets to keep what. With your name off the deed, you won’t be liable for any actions your former spouse takes. Likewise, with your partner’s name off your property, you’re free to sell, buy, and even refinance as you please. Gaining this level of freedom with your property means you can live the way you want and use your assets without permission from anyone, legally or otherwise.
Direct Your Own Assets
In a separation, your spouse will remain as your next of kin and, unless extra action is taken, that means they receive your assets should you pass. Divorce allows you to make your own decisions. Your former spouse will not be tied with you in financial or legal ways. Additionally, divorce could have better tax benefits depending on your situation, even if most people assume the opposite is true. If you work with a divorce law firm, you can run the numbers and see for yourself how you can benefit.
How an Attorney Can Help
A skilled and experienced family law attorney can guide you through everything you need to know about getting a divorce and gaining the benefits that come with it. They can walk you through the process of making important decisions with the best guidance and assistance. So, if you live in the state of Florida, make the call to our law firm today and get the help you and your spouse need to achieve the freedom you both deserve.