I need to file for my divorce. I live in WA and my husband is a FL resident and is currently in FL. He has committed several adulteries and has caused me a lot of emotional as well as financial pain. I am in debt because of him and he continues to ruin my credit. He has attempted to use my information to obtain credit as well. He also has fathered 2 children that I was made aware of.
If you meet the residency requirements for WA, why not just file there?
If you're dead set on filing in FL, you will need to retain an attorney in FL to do this for you. Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab on Avvo and search for a lawyer in the county in while your husband resides.
You should contact a Florida lawyer about filing for divorce in Florida if that is what you want to do.
You may be able to file for divorce here in Washington. Since you are a resident, you can. If there are children, and they have resided in Florida for the last 6 months, then you would have to file in Florida to address the children.
You need to speak to an attorney. Many attorney offer discounts or no charge initial consultations.
Based on what you've described, it may be simplest for you to file in Washington. This is especially true if your assets are here and there are no real estate or homes owned in Florida. Regardless, all attorneys would need more information to advise you one way or another.
I think the best thing for you to do is to start calling attorneys here in Washington. Set up a meeting or even a phone consultation and go from there. Many experienced attorneys also know other attorneys in other states. The key is to take a positive step today in the direction you want to go. No matter how small, take a step. I would suggest making a short list of things to do about the divorce. Number one on the list may be to spend 30 minutes making calls to attorneys who practice in family law.
There are even no charge legal clinics that can be attend if you live in King County by calling 206- 267-7070.
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