Pensacola Common Law Marriage Attorney

Detailed Advice on the Many Factors of a Common Law Marriage

Common-law marriage refers to the legal union of couples who have cohabitated the same dwelling for an extended period of time but have not undergone an official marriage ceremony. While Florida no longer recognizes the validity of common law marriages entered into after 1968, the state may recognize common law marriages entered into in states that recognize the practice.

At the law firm of Michael J. Griffith, P.A., our Crestview common law marriage lawyers offer detailed advice on a wide range of issues relating to the end of a common-law union, including:

  • Division of property and debts
  • Child custody issues
  • Child support matters
  • Spousal maintenance and alimony

By carefully examining your specific case and your unique concerns, we work to offer the information you need to understand Florida’s view on common-law marriages and the rights you have under the laws.

Dedicated to Quality Client Service

Any legal issue impacting your family can be a confusing and frustrating matter to face alone. Our staff works diligently to shoulder your legal burdens to allow you to focus on your family’s well-being and emotional health, rather than your proceedings.

Throughout our service to you, we make every effort to maintain open and honest lines of communication; we make ourselves available to discuss your case 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also provide timely updates on the status of your proceedings and any changes that require your immediate attention.

We’re Ready To Help You With Your Case

If you have entered into a common-law marriage in a state that recognizes the practice and has encountered a legal concern in Florida, we can help. 

Contact our office online or call (850) 495-7977 to discuss your specific needs with one of our experienced lawyers.

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  • “When your liberties are on the line, you need someone you can trust, as well as someone that has a good reputation. Mr. Griffith meets both of these requirements.”

Why You Want Us in Your Corner 

Michael J. Griffith has earned many accomplishment over his career, including being admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, co-authoring a book about motorcycle injury compensation, and being named to the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida. His success in achieving decisive wins for his clients is based on a passion to serve people in need, his strong sense of justice, and his unwavering support for the underdog. While you may feel the criminal or civil court systems care little about you as a person, Attorney Griffith levels the playing field with his extensive experience, skills, and client service. 

  • Nearly 50 Years of Experience
  • Proven Track Record of Success
  • Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Passionate About Fighting for Those in Need
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • ABA
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • NADC

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