It’s become a bit of a running gag throughout our five seasons that we often tell you to “check your local jurisdiction,” but there’s good reason behind the joke. Every state, or jurisdiction, has its own laws that need to be followed and adhered to.
To help us in this conversation, we’ve invited family law specialist Courtney Shepard from Burch Shepard Family Law Group – all the way from Orange County, California – to join us so we can better understand how laws are similar from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, how they’re different, and how you can better navigate them during your own divorce.
It may be that the divorce happened during the process and decision to move from one jurisdiction to another. Or perhaps the two of you are looking for the best place to get your divorce. Maybe you’re trying to sort out what is best for the kids. Or maybe there’s a prenup involved.
There are many reasons you may need to think about dealing with different jurisdictions during your divorce process, and we touch on them here. so tune in to hear Seth, Pete, and Courtney hash through the murky waters of ‘local jurisdictions.’