Jupiter Divorce Jurisdiction and Venue Disputes

Jurisdiction is the court’s authority to make rulings over people and cases. There are two types of jurisdiction:

1. Personal Jurisdiction means the court has authority over a party to a legal proceeding. This is typically based upon the party’s connection to the State of Florida.

2. Subject Matter Jurisdiction means the court has authority to rule upon a particular cause of action and all the issues of the matter before it. The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act governs courts’ jurisdiction to rule on children’s issues.

Venue disputes involve determining which county court may adjudicate a family law issue in Florida.

In some cases, two states may have apparent jurisdiction over a family law matter. You need an attorney who is well versed in jurisdiction and venue disputes. George E. Gelb has over 3 decades experience in jurisdiction and venue disputes.

Learn more about the proper place to file for divorce here.

Contact George Gelb today with any questions you may have. We proudly serve the following areas:

  • Palm Beach County: Jupiter, Tequesta, Juno Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Green Acres
  • Martin County: Stewart, Palm City
  • St. Lucie County: Ft. Pierce, Tradition, Saint Lucie West
  • Indian River County: Vero Beach, Sebastian