Assuming that both you and your spouse reside in Florida, then the divorce should be filed in the county where you last resided together.
For a more specific answer, you may want to consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area.
The state itself has jurisdiction to hear your divorce so long as you have lived here for at least 6 months prior to the filing of your petition. The particular county that holds proper venue is another issue. Often times the proper venue is the county in which the defendant resides - in this case your ex. Other times property venue may be the county in which property at issue lies. Do you have residences that need to be divided/partitioned? Do you believe witnesses will need to be called? Where do they reside? There are a litany of things to consider when picking a venue. Short answer is you can file anywhere in the state, however, be prepared to go to another venue should you wife wish to challenge the venue you pick as being inconvenient. She'd have to assert the challenge to venue convenience at the outset of the litigation, otherwise she'd have waived her objection to challenge convenience. It'd be a good idea to sit down for a consult with a local family law attorney to discuss your options. Best of luck!
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Ms. Jacobs is correct on the general rule regarding where to file. As both my colleagues advised, talk to a lawyer. Many of us that work in Broward and surrounding counties offer FREE consultation - take advantage.
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