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CONSIDERING DIVORCE? DON'T GET TRIPPED UP FILING FOR DIVORCE IN THE WRONG PLACE.

One of the first things anyone considering divorce needs to consider is "what is the proper location for my divorce to be filed?"  Under Chapter 61 of the Florida statutes, either you or your spouse must have been a resident of the State of Florida for at least six months prior to the filing for divorce or no Florida court has jurisdiction.  The key is the date of the filing of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.  It does not matter that the case drags on and by the time the Court hears the matter, six months have passed, the Court's ability to grant the divorce is determined before the initial filing.  So before filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage make sure that one of the parties can show that they have been a resident for over six months or you will be wasting your time and money.

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