Support Without Dissolution Under Florida Statute 61.09
Dissolution of marriage, i.e., divorce, is usually the vehicle that a spouse uses to receive child support and or alimony. However, there are instances when financial support is needed and rightfully deserved, but the needful party does not want a divorce. In such an instance, each state has its statutes defining how family law will be carried out. In Florida, there is a statute, number 61.09, which states, “If a person having the ability to contribute to the maintenance of his or her spouse and support of his or her minor child fails to do so, the spouse who is not receiving support may apply to the court for alimony and support for the child without seeking dissolution of marriage, and the court shall enter an order as it deems just and proper.” The receiving of alimony and or child support under Statute 61.09 does not constitute divorce, nor does it prevent a party from filing for a divorce in the future should that need arise.
As with most issues that go before a court, it is wise to use the professional services of an attorney. In the case of obtaining support without dissolution, you would use an attorney specializing in Family Law to represent you in the most up-to-date and knowledgeable manner necessary to receive the best outcome. While using an experienced attorney is not always necessary, this type of case requires experience for the case to be handled to the best advantage of the client.
If you are a Florida resident and live in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Miami-Dade, Broward, Orange, or Hillsborough County and you are considering filing for support without dissolution Family Law Attorney Grant Gisondo is well qualified to represent you. He has been successfully practicing Family Law from his Palm Beach Garden location for over a decade. Additionally, Attorney Gisondo offers a free, initial, in-office consultation where he can answer questions and concerns you might have regarding support without dissolution. During the consultation, he can share how he can help and explain his fees should you decide to become a client. Attorney Grant’s office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and for new clients on Saturday from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. If you have questions or would like to make an appointment, you can call his office at (561) 530-4568. To learn more about Attorney Gisondo, please visit his website: http://gisondolaw.com