Long Distance Divorce IS Possible

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By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

In my practice, it is quite often that couples split before they file for divorce, and either the husband or the wife has moved out of the area for work, to help with family, or for another relationship.  This does not preclude the marriage from being terminated in Palm Beach County.

In fact, despite a move out of the county, the divorce should still take place here if the remaining spouse has lived in the county for more than 6 months prior to filing the divorce petition.

With technology being what it is, pleadings, retainer contracts, credit card authorizations, disclosure documents and the like can be relayed by email, phone and fax.  Hearings, mediations, depositions can all be accomplished long distance with Palm Beach County court approval.

So, yes, it IS possible to get a Palm Beach County divorce even though the…

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