If I’m planning on filing for divorce but my husband lives in another state, if we got litigation would I have to travel there?

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If I’m planning on filing for divorce but my husband lives in another state, if we got litigation would I have to travel there?

It will be very expensive to cover the lawyer’s trip and expenses, in addition to my expenses. What are my choices?

Asked on July 10, 2015 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You can file for divorce in the state in which you live so long as you meet the residency requirements.  You would just have to deal with serving him in the other state.  Then he would have to travel or consent to an uncontested divorce.  Good luck.


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