If I live in one state and my husband lives in another, can I file for divorce here and have the child custody agreement filed in his state?

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If I live in one state and my husband lives in another, can I file for divorce here and have the child custody agreement filed in his state?

We’ve been separated for over a year now and our son lives with him. Can I file for divorce in the state in which I now live (I’ve already lived here the mandatory 6 months) and do the custody/visitation filing in my former state? We’re both in agreement on everything divorce and custody/visitation related. I understand the custody/visitation stuff needs to be done in the original state since that’s our son’s home state but I’d like to get just the divorce filed here.

Asked on February 17, 2012 under Family Law, Florida

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