1. Q: How long must I live in Florida in order to obtain a divorce?
A: In order to obtain a divorce in Florida, you must prove that you have been a continuous resident of the State of Florida for the 6 months preceding the case.
2. Q: In what county will my divorce take place?
A: The proper venue for divorce proceedings are either where the parties last lived as a married couple or where the Respondent resides.
3. Q: Am I required to disclose my financial worth to the court?
A: Yes, except in certain simplified dissolution cases, you must file with the Court a family law financial affidavit. This financial affidavit includes your income and assets. However, if you can show to the court that the filing of the financial affidavit would subject you to abuse, then the court can make the filing of the financial affidavit confidential.
4. Q: Can I change my name back to my former name as part of the divorce?
A: Yes, a woman is entitled to be restored to her former name as part of a divorce.