Jurisdictional Disputes

Often, families keep a home in Florida for tax purposes and/or because they enjoy the "snowbird" lifestyle.  When a family has multiple homes, the question of whether Florida has jurisdiction over the divorce case may be the subject of dispute with  substantial financial or child-related repercussions for the parties.

Knowing whether and how to fight a jurisdictional battle is a skill that comes from experience.  Fisher, Bendeck & Potter, P.L. has litigated the exercise of jurisdiction in Florida dozens of times and, in the process, has pioneered techniques and legal theories for maintaining jurisdiction over cases when the application of Florida substantive and procedural law provides an advantage to our clients.  Jurisdiction is the first question that arises and, in some cases, it is the most important.

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