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Can I divorce in Florida if I was married in North Carolina?

Palm Coast, FL |
Filed under: Divorce

We were married in North Carolina because I am in the military. We are both Florida residents and are currently living in Florida.

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As long as one of you has resided in Florida for at least 6 months you can and should file for divorce in Florida. North Carolina would not allow you to file there because you do not meet residency requirements.

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As long as you have been a continuous resident of the state of Florida for at least 6 months, the courts here will have jurisdiction.

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