Intrastate, Interstate and International Jurisdiction Issues

In order to obtain a divorce in Florida venue must be appropriate and the circuit court must have subject matter jurisdiction over the action and possibly personal jurisdiction over the parties. Subject matter jurisdiction refers to the court’s ability to determine certain family law issues, while personal jurisdiction refers to the court’s power to determine certain issues relative to the parties to the litigation.

Jurisdictional litigation can often be complicated, and at Nicole L. Goetz, P.L. we have extensive experience addressing jurisdictional issues. Whether you, your spouse, and/or your minor children spend time in different states or even in different countries, or whether you own assets locally or even abroad, we can assist you or your attorney with understanding the jurisdictional laws that impact Florida family law cases.

No doubt, jurisdictional issues present unique facts and circumstances from one case to the next. In order to secure appropriate legal advice on these issues, please contact us to schedule a confidential consultation at our office in Naples, Florida.

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