When to Divorce in Florida

When people marry and move for a new start, they do not generally consider what the state holds for them should they divorce. It’s not something anyone wants to consider. Unfortunately, it happens for some, and your residency could affect your divorce if you are in Florida.

While you do not have to be a Florida resident to marry in Florida, divorce is another matter. As long as you have the right documents, marriage is easy. Divorce is more complex; while you can get married in Florida, and then get divorced in many other places, if you’re married and in Florida, you have to meet a specific residency requirement in order to get divorced in Florida. You must have been a resident of Florida for a minimum of six months prior to filing for divorce.

This means that you and your spouse cannot file for a Dissolution of Marriage in Florida until one or both of you have resided in the state for at least six months. You must be able to prove your residency, as well. This regulation is the same if only one of you moves to Florida.

Once you have met the residency requirement and may file for divorce, you must also wait a minimum amount of time until the divorce can be finalized. If all matters are uncontested, you may have your divorce in a few weeks. If anything is contested, it could take much more time—six months or more.

Because For a Dissolution of Marriage in Florida, come to Miller Law. We can help you through all parts of the process, no matter how long it may take.


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