Can I Modify My Out of State Divorce Agreement in Florida?
Posted By Posted by Chris Givens on Dec 22, 2010 6:10am PST || Dec 22, 2010
Yes. In Florida, divorce cases can be recognized or enforced by eight different methods. The first of these methods is by Article IV, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, the "full faith and credit" clause.
This clause states that judgments (including family law cases) of other states, territories, and Puerto Rico must be given, "Full Faith and Credit in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State."
To be recognized under full faith and credit, family law cases must be valid and final in their original jurisdiction.