What are the Residency and Filing Requirements for Divorce in Florida?
In order to obtain a divorce in Florida, one of the parties must have resided in the state for 6 months prior to filing a petition for divorce. (Florida Statutes Title VI, Chapter 61, Section 61.021) A petition for divorce must be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. (Florida Statutes Title VI, Chapter 61, Section 61.043)
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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