Are You ConsideringLegal Separation?

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Separation Attorneys

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Separation can be an effective tool for couples seeking to resolve marital issues but for whom a divorce is not the right path. If you and your spouse are considering separation, Owenby Law, P.A. can help you understand your options so that you can make the most informed decisions. We know that each family has a unique story and only through learning about your goals can we create a legal strategy tailored to your situation.

Working closely with you, our team can help resolve issues such as child custody, the division of property, the division of debts, and child support while maintaining other benefits associated with marriage. Separation can put your family through untold emotional hardship; however, you don’t have to undertake this process alone. Contact our firm today.

Call (904) 240-4396 and speak with an attorney today!

Did You Know?

Much like divorce, legal separation often involves property division, child custody and child support matters. Due to the complex nature of your case, it would be wise to retain legal support.

Common Family Law Questions

  • How Long Will My Family Law Case Take?

    The length of a family law case depends on a number of factors and there may be no simple answer to this question. When all parties can reach agreements amicably, the process can be relatively quick. However, when agreements simply cannot be reach, litigation may be the only path forward, adding substantial time to the process.

  • Will My Case Need to Go to Court?

    While family law disputes can be intensely emotional events, when spouses are able to work together and reach agreements through mediation or arbitration, a courtroom battle may not be necessary. However, issues such as child custody, alimony, and the division of assets must be resolved before a divorce can be finalized. When partners simply cannot agree, litigation may be the only way forward. At Owenby Law, P.A., we are here to help you understand your legal options.

  • Do I Need to Hire a Family Law Attorney?

    The family law system can be tremendously complex, personal, and emotionally charged. You need a lawyer who will guide you through the legal system, ensuring your case goes as smoothly as possible. At Owenby Law, P.A., we help you reach a solution that is tailored to your family’s unique situation and goals. Your needs and interests will always come first, as we work diligently to help you reach the most desirable.

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    Attorney Joy N. Owenby is a highly-rated, experienced family law attorney with the resources and skill required to tackle even the most complex cases. Before founding Owenby Law, P.A., she served as legal counsel for the state of Florida's Guardian Ad Litem Program. She was also a judicial intern for a family law judge in the 4th Judicial Circuit and a certified legal intern in the State Attorney’s Office Special Assault Division. Under her guidance, the team of attorneys at Owenby Law have handled thousands of cases.

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Common Reasons Couples Pursue Legal Separation

Legal separation can be beneficial to spouses who desire a smoother transition from marriage to divorce. It may also allow for the divorce proceedings to be less emotionally-charged. It serves as a divorce test run without the commitment of permanent termination.
  • Pursuing divorce violates the couple’s religious beliefs
  • The couple has not met the six month residency requirement
  • The couple wants to separate finances without terminating
  • The couple is not certain that they want to divorce
  • The couple is postponing divorce until children leave their home
  • The couple simply prefers separation over a formal divorce

We Treat You & Your Loved Ones Like Family, Not Case Numbers

Here are some reasons you can trust our firm with your family's future:
  • Compassionate Advocacy
  • Decades of Combined Experience
  • Personalized, Results-Oriented Representation
  • Thousands of Cases We Have Handled
  • There for You Through Each Stage of Your Case
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