Question: What are the residency requirements to file for divorce in Florida?
To file for a divorce in Florida, you must have been a Florida resident for the six months immediately before the date for file your Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. You do not need to be a Florida resident on the date of your Final Hearing.
To be considered a Florida resident, you must be in the state with the present intention to reside permanently in Florida. Evidence that you are a Florida resident includes a lease or mortgage for a residence in Florida, voter ID card, driver’s license, car registration, bank account statement, or a utility bill.
This requirement is not something that you can waive or agree to. It must be proven in each divorce case. The most common form of proof shown to judges is a valid Florida driver’s license which shows an issued on date more than six months before the date of filing.