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Posted on : September 14, 2011
In a divorce case, many people are under the misconception that if one party lives in Florida for at least six months then he/she can get divorced in Florida. While there is a six month residency requirement to become divorced in Florida, that only allows Florida to have subject matter jurisdiction of the case.  Florida also…

Florida Military Divorce

Posted on : September 27, 2010
Florida military divorces can be extremely complicated for a number of reasons, the most obvious being the division of the military pension. The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act is a federal law that allows Florida courts to treat military retirement pay according to the laws in Florida. Florida therefore has jurisdiction in determining what…

Divorce Modification

Posted on : September 10, 2010
Divorce Modification Tampa At Mindi Lasley, P.A. we’ve handled numerous modification cases.  I’m often asked what provisions of a divorce decree (also known as a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage) are subject to modification.  Unfortunately, there are many provisions of a Final Judgment that cannot be modified.  Furthermore, when a provision is modifiable, it’s…

Annulment vs. Divorce

Posted on : April 12, 2010
I’m often asked what the difference is between a divorce and an annulment.  A divorce dissolves the marriage between the Husband and the Wife.  An annulment is to judicially declare that a valid marriage never took place.  For an annulment to take place, the marriage has to either be void or voidable. There’s no specific…

Legal Separation in Florida

Posted on : January 7, 2010
Many people are under the misconception that there is a formal “legal separation” that can be filed with the courts instead of filing an actual divorce.  There is no formal legal separation in Florida, unlike many other states, even if one spouse moves out of the marital residence (marital residence is generally defined as the…