What Are The Residency Requirements to File for Divorce in Florida ?


Pursuant Florida Statute 61.021, one person of the marriage has to live in Florida for at least 6 months prior to filing for a divorce/dissolution of marriage.

There may be other considerations when discussing this requirement. Did you move out of the state where you were living with your spouse and leave your minor child/children behind ?

Where in Florida can you file for divorce ? Florida has counties that govern which court your divorce will take place in. This is called venue. The divorce must be filed where either the plaintiff or defendant resides or where either is regularly employed or has a place of business.

For more information on Florida Statute 61.021 – Residency Requirements For a Florida Divorce, see the official website for the Florida Statutes.

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