Legal Question in Family Law in Florida

I want to file for divorce but am not sure where to file. I have been separated for 1 year, and am living in FL. My husband stayed in Costa Rica where we lived for the previous 5 years, and we were married in GA which is where his pension is issued. Where do I need to file?

Asked on 9/05/13, 5:29 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Brent Rose The Orsini & Rose Law Firm

You could file in either Costa Rica or Florida. I donít know Costa Rican law, but itís a safe bet that you want to file in the place where you own property, like a house. If you have no property, you can file in either place.

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Answered on 9/05/13, 5:54 pm
John Smitten Carey and Leisure

You can file in FL but if he has no contacts to FL you may have an issue with Long Arm Jurisdiction.

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Answered on 9/06/13, 2:28 am

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