Which Court Will Handle Your Florida Divorce?

When the time comes to seek the assistance of a family law attorney to help with your divorce, your lawyer will first determine the appropriate court or jurisdiction to file your divorce.

Divorce For Florida Residents

To file for a divorce in St. Augustine, St. Johns County or anywhere in Northeast Florida, your lawyer must prove that either you or your spouse lives in this area and has also been a Florida resident for at least six months and before filing.

Residency for divorce purposes must corroborate by a driver's license, voter registration or third-party testimony.

Out-Of-State Residents

For parties whose primary residence is in another state, we can establish jurisdiction through a "long arm statute." This is a state law that allows a court to have authority over an individual domiciled in another state as long as that person has sufficient minimum contacts with Florida.

The Laws And Procedures Are Complex. Get An Experienced Firm To Avoid Problems

If you are contemplating divorce, you want an expert divorce attorney who knows the jurisdictional procedures and the law to protect your interests adequately. We can help with high net worth assets and seeking alimony from your ex-spouse.

At Canan Law, our team of divorce attorneys has decades of experience with Florida divorce laws and procedures in St. Johns County. Let us help you.

Contact Our Firm To Learn More About The Process

If you are contemplating divorce, reach out to our team of lawyers to learn about the law, your options and how we can help you achieve your goals.

Call our law offices at 904-217-6209, or reach out online.