Saint Johns, FL asked in Divorce for Florida

Q: I was divorced in 2011. My attorney back then filed my divorce in Duval County. However, I lived in Saint Johns County.

My husband and I originally lived in Saint Johns County during our marriage. My husband moved out and moved to Duval County. I'm worried because all the information I have researched says that I should have filed in the county were I lived or the county were we last lived together as husband and wife. That would have been Saint Johns County. My attorney filed in Duval County. Does that make my divorce invalid because the attorney filed in the wrong county?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No, the divorce isn't invalid. If your husband wanted to argue that it should have been filed in a different county, he should have done so back then.

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Felicia Allison Bunbury
Felicia Allison Bunbury
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  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: In Florida to file for divorce in any county you must show proof of residency. To satisfy this requirement at least one of the parties must be a Florida resident for six months or more immediately prior to filing for divorce.

Since your husband did not timely object to your choice of venue then your selection of venue is valid.

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