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Legal Statutes: Florida

UPDATED July 16, 2017

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Part I. General Provisions

back to top61.021. Residence requirements

To obtain a dissolution of marriage, one of the parties to the marriage must reside 6 months in the state before the filing of the petition.

Laws 1853, c. 522, § 1; Rev.St.1892, § 1478; Laws 1899, c. 4726, § 1; Gen.St.1906, § 1926; Rev.Gen.St.1920, § 3189; Comp.Gen.Laws 1927, § 4981; Laws 1933, c. 16009, § 1; Laws 1935, c. 16975, § 1; Laws 1957, c. 57-44, § 1; Laws 1957, Ex.Sess., c. 57-1974, § 1; Fla.St.1965, § 65.02; Laws 1967, c. 67-254, § 16; Laws 1971, c. 71-241, § 3; Laws 1986, c. 86-220, § 112.