Getting divorced creates a myriad of obstacles, but one of the biggest issues for military families is the question of “what state am I supposed to get divorced in?” In the State of Florida, the court requires that a party live in the state for at least six months prior to filing for divorce. This is required for anyone seeking a divorce in Florida, but becomes of special importance for military families due to relocations for active duty.
Additionally, federal law requires that in order for a spouse to seek enforceable orders relating to a military retirement, there are particular rules that must followed for a court to be able to assume jurisdiction over your family law matter. In order for a court to make decisions about your military retirement plan, the state that you file in must be:
a) A state where the military spouse is domiciled;