Florida allows what is known as a “limited divorce,” which is similar to legal separation in other states. The reasons for a limited divorce are cruelty, desertion and voluntary separation. The court determines the children`s primary residence, which is where the children spend most of their time. The court decides on the right of access of the non-responsible parent. Florida requires separated parents to list their income and resources and calculate an amount of assistance that must be paid each month by the non-guardian parent to the custodial parent. Finally, when an application for divorce is filed, the court deals with issues relating to the access, custody and maintenance of the child, as well as other agreements such as the division of property. If the couple does not divorce, they will remain legally married. .