I am a florida resident and he is a pennsylvania resident

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I am a florida resident and he is a pennsylvania resident

I want to get a divorce, but he is not a Florida resident and
I am. can i still proceed? I live with my mother in law in the
marital home that she owns and he lives in Pennslyvania. I
need to protect my life and I am not sure how to go about it.
thank you

Asked on March 25, 2016 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Actually, you can get a divorce in either state, so long as both you and your spouse have established legal residency in your repsective locations. Typically, it requires living in a state for 6 or more months but this requirement varies among jurisdictions. At this point, you should consult directly with an attorney in your area. They can help you determine which state is most favorable for you to file in.


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