10 Jun Non-Marital Cohabitation in the State of Florida
Non-marital cohabitation is, indeed, still illegal in the State of Florida. Under Florida Statute § 798.082, if any man and woman, not being married to each other, lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together, or if any man or woman, married or unmarried, engages in open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, they shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree. Under Florida Statute § 798.082, a person who has been convicted of a designated misdemeanor may be sentenced to a definite term of imprisonment not exceeding 60 days and/or, under Florida Statute § 798.083, a fine of up to $500. However, as we also know, there is a big difference between what is “on the books” as being illegal and what is actually enforced. For more information on the validity of non-marital cohabitation agreements, view this post.
If you have any questions about these non-marital cohabitation and how it may affect your living situation, call a Miami, Florida Attorney at the Law Offices of Jeffrey Alan Aenlle at +1.786.309.8588.