What state should I get a lawyer in?

I am a legal resident of Florida and I want to divorce my husband who is a
Michigan resident. We don’t live together but we own a house in Michigan. Should
I get a lawyer in Florida or Michigan to start divorce proceedings?

Asked on September 21, 2018 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You can retain an attorney in the state in which either you or your husband legally resides. At this point, you should at least consult with a local attoreny who can best advise in which state it would be to your best advantage to file.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You can retain an attorney in the state in which either you or your husband legally resides. At this point, you should at least consult with a local attoreny who can best advise in which state it would be to your best advantage to file.


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