Broadly, the term “venue” in the legal context refers to the court or courts in which a plaintiff may file a particular kind of lawsuit. Florida has a statute with three distinct bases for determining proper venue, which state courts have repeatedly interpreted in the context of a divorce proceeding.
In divorces where minor children are involved, child support is a key issue. Payment or receipt of child support can make a difference in the parties’ standard of living, which impacts the kind of lives the kids will have, as well.
Joining an estate to a dissolution proceeding
At our law firm, we represent Floridians in seeking or resisting protective orders, also known as restraining orders. These are court orders called injunctions that judges use to order potentially dangerous people to take or refrain from certain actions. Restraining orders often involve allegations of domestic abuse or potential family violence.
In Florida, child support almost always ends when the supported child reaches age 18. We recently wrote about the power of a Florida court to order child support beyond age 17 for a physically or mentally disabled, dependent adult child whose disabilities began before turning 18.
Is one attorney for both parties a good idea?
Providing child support for adult children with special needs
Why can I only recover two years of retroactive child support?
In part 1 of this post, we talked about college and professional degrees that spouses earned during marriage and how Florida courts handle those degrees in divorce. As we described, our courts have said that a degree is not an asset to divide in divorce like real estate, personal property or a bank account. It is also not proper to use a degree as a basis for a lump sum (one time) alimony payment.
Choosing the right county in which to file your Florida divorce