Jurisdictional Issues In Military Divorces

Unlike civilian divorces, military divorces frequently raise complex jurisdictional questions.  Military servicemembers stationed in Florida may call another state "home." Conversely, Florida residents may be stationed elsewhere as a result of their military commitment.  

Service members and their spouses are not limited to filing for divorce only in the state where they are based. They may also file where they have permanent residence, where they own property, or where they last lived as husband and wife.  Your lawyer should review the different divorce laws in each state where jurisdiction is potentially available and advise which state’s law best serves your needs.

It is important to note that regardless of where a service member legally resides, issues concerning child custody are usually resolved in the state where the child has lived for the past six months.

Leaders swim upstream. Richard Mockler is a legal salmon in the complex world of military divorce.
— Attorney Scott Paul Davis

We can help you make sense of jurisdictional issues and advise you how to make sure your other rights are protected in a Florida military divorce or family law case.

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