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Florida Residency Requirement

Before the Florida divorce court will accept a divorce petition, either the petitioner or the respondent must have lived in the state for six months before filing for divorce. The divorce petition may be filed in the county where either spouse lives.

When establishing residency in Florida, there may be other requirements you must meet to show you are a resident. A local Florida divorce lawyer can further explain to you the standards defined in state statutes.

With the help of a Florida divorce attorney in your area, you can make sure you meet all the state requirements, including residency and Florida divorce waiting periods. Find a Florida divorce attorney practicing near you today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Florida divorce case review. Learn more about the Florida divorce process and how your case might be affected today.

The above synopsis of Florida divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Florida divorce attorney in your area.

Florida divorce laws were last updated April 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.