In order for a Florida court to have subject matter jurisdiction over a divorce proceeding, Florida Statute § 61.021 requires that “one of the parties to the marriage must reside 6 months in the state before filing the petition.” Florida’s residency requirement must be satisfied in order for the court to have jurisdiction over a divorce proceeding.
This issue comes up from time to time in Tennessee divorces and other custody situations, usually when minor children of divorce hit their teenage years.
The Washington Supreme Court, through identical five-Justice majorities, announced two decisions expanding the definition of parent in the state.
The debtor, whose family lives in Brazil, claims to have no foreign investments. He mentioned years ago that his family had some rental properties in Sao Palo, but you have never seen them, and you don’t know exactly where they are located.
As reported by the Huffington Post, Marc Anthony’s ex-wife, Dayanara Torres, is taking him back to Court and requesting that a Judge order him to pay more child support for their two children.
Blending science, culture, compassion and philosophy with legal precedent, Justice Matthew F. Cooper, in his November 29, 2013 opinion in Travis v. Murray, agreed to hold a one-day, winner-take-all hearing to determine the fate of a divorcing couple’s dog, Joey, a two and a half year-old miniature dachshund.
One divorcing wife explained to me that she believed her husband had hidden money in offshore bank accounts. This divorcing wife found a box her husband inadvertently left in the basement after he moved out of their marital residence.
Florida Statute § 61.16(1) provides that a court in a divorce proceeding “may from time to time, after considering the financial resources of both parties, order a party to pay a reasonable amount for attorney’s fees, suit money, and the cost to the other party of maintaining or defending any proceeding under this chapter …”
Florida Statute § 61.14(1)(a) authorizes a court to modify alimony “when the circumstances or the financial ability of either party changes …” See King v. King, 82 So. 3d 1124, 1129 (Fla. 2d 2012). Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal recently addressed the issue of modification of alimony in Murphy v. Murphy, No. 3D11-1604 (Fla. 3d DCA Nov. 6, 2013).