Tom wants to divorce Liz, his wife of six years but Liz wants to stay married. The couple lives in Florida and they have two daughters, ages 5 and 3. While on a business trip to Las Vegas, Tom hops over to Reno and obtains a quick divorce without difficulty, pursuant to Nevada law. He returns home and hands the divorce decree to Liz.
Liz comes to you for advice about what she should, or can, do.
Popper v. Popper, 595 So. 2d 100 (Fla. 5th DCA 1992); and
Lopes v. Lopes, 852 So. 2d 402 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003).
Based upon the holdings in these two cases, will Florida recognize Tom’s divorce as valid.
Please write an IRAC-style essay to answer this question. However, you need not find or use any case law other than those cases provided to you above.