Florida Divorce Residency Requirements
by Walter from Lee County, Florida
I got married in New York and I am living in Florida. Is it possible to get my divorce from Florida?
What should I do?
Answer to Florida Divorce Question
If you have been living here for at least six months then you fulfilled the residency requirement for filing for a divorce in Florida.
It does not matter where you originally married. Forms for pro se litigants are available on the Florida Supreme Court's website at www.flcourts.org. You have several processes to choose from.
• Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage;
• Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with No Minor Child(ren) and No Property;
• Petition for Dissolution for Marriage with Minor Child(ren) No Property;
• Petition for Dissolution for Marriage with Property No Minor Child(ren).
If you and your wife do not have any children together and do not have any property or debt to divide, you may use either the Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage or Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with No Minor Child(ren) and No Property.
The primary difference between the two processes is that both you and your ex must attend the Final Hearing if you use the Simplified Dissolution of Marriage process. Notice:
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