Can a Divorce Lawyer from a different city handle my case?
3 attorney answers
If the last place the two of you lived as Husband and Wife was in Florida not only can you file her it is the place with the ability to make rulings on all issues between you and your Wife. You can file in any county, venue in Florida can be waived, so it does not have to be in Pinellas County. If the matter is contested, your Wife could contest venue so long as she does it in the first document filed, and the case would be transferred to Pinellas. If it is an uncontested divorce all you would have the attorney do is advise you on the settlement agreement. Generally only one attorney would have to appear if, and that depends on the County, the Court requires a hearing to enter the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage. I hope that helps.
Yes, an attorney from a different city in Florida can handle your divorce case. However, why would you want to do that? Doing so may cost you more money and the attorney may not be familiar with the local bar rules of the other county.
Yes, you are still able to file for the divorce in Florida since you wife still resides in Florida. In Florida, only one party must meet the residency requirement of being a residence for at least six months in order for a person to file for divorce in Florida. Best of luck and I recommend you hire local counsel to handle your case. #servingtheone
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