Family Law Jurisdiction & Venue Issues
Legal Representation from Our Maitland Divorce Lawyer
When couples or parents live in different states, it presents a unique
set of challenges in family law matters such as
enforcement. To ensure issues are being handled in the proper jurisdiction and your
rights are being protected, it is in your best interest to seek the advice
of an experienced family law attorney.
The state of Florida has adopted a version of the Uniform Child Custody
Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act into its laws.
The act does the following:
- Discourages continuing custody controversies
- Deters abductions
- Attempts to establish guidelines for custody disputes between states
- Assures that litigation concerning the custody of a child ordinarily takes
place in the state with which the child and the child's family have
the closest connection
Protect Your Jurisdictional Rights
The selection of the state in which to file your cause of action is the
initial step in your family law matter. Our aim is to help our clients
sort out the sometimes complex issues involved in multistate divorce and
Similar questions arise when divorcing or divorced parents live in different
counties within Florida. Determining the appropriate county in which to
file your family law matter is an important step that can impact the outcome
of your litigation.
It will also impact you individually. The venue of the case determines
whether you or the other party will be inconvenienced by having to travel
to and from the county of the litigation. The venue will have cost implications
resulting from possible travel and accommodation issues, witness convenience
issues, and the costs associated with expert witnesses.
There are also differences in the decisions made by judges in different
counties and areas of the state. The issues of jurisdiction and venue
are determined and/or litigated in the beginning of your case, but can
have long-term ramifications. Without the proper counsel early in your
case, you may waive these issues to the detriment of your interests.
Cases Can Be Complex. Seek Help from Our Skilled Family Lawyer.
Maitland divorce attorney, Mark S. Troum is happy to answer your divorce
or other family law questions and provide more details on what he can
accomplish for you.
Contact The Troum Law Firm, P.A. today to schedule an