Check Your Local Jurisdiction with Courtney Shepard

So Similar Yet So Different: Check Your Local Jurisdiction with Courtney Shepard

We say it in pretty much every episode – “Check your local jurisdiction.” But what does that really mean? Why are there such diverse differences from state to state? Family law specialist Courtney Shepard joins us from so we can dig into why laws are so different from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and how you can navigate them in your own divorce.

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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.’

Find Courtney at Burch Shepard Family Law Group

Seth Nelson is a Tampa based family lawyer known for devising creative solutions to difficult problems. In How to Split a Toaster, Nelson and co-host Pete Wright take on the challenge of divorce with a central objective — saving your most important relationships with your family, your former spouse, and yourself.