State/Prov.  : Florida

Case name    : Kelley v. Kelley

Case #          : Nos. 4D13–21, 4D13–576

Court             : Florida District Court of Appeal, Fourth District

Reviewed by : Laura W. Morgan

Main issue     : Divorce Procedure

Collateral attack by husband’s son on divorce degree rendered in Nevada, on the ground that neither party had satisfied Nevada’s jurisdictional residency requirement, was barred by Full Faith and Credit Clause; both husband and wife participated in divorce proceedings, wife attested to Nevada’s limited jurisdictional requirements and husband did not raise a jurisdictional challenge, spouses were bound by the decree, and decree was not susceptible to collateral attack by son under Nevada statute.

Laura W. Morgan is the owner and operator at Family Law Consulting in Charlottesville, Virginia.Laura is available for consultation, brief writing and research on family law issues throughout the country. She can be reached through her website.