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Relocating to South Florida

If you are planning a move to the Fort Lauderdale area you can find all the information you need to get settled in and meet all of the local requirements right here. Contact information for local and state agencies is also supplied here.

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Establishing Legal Residency

To become a resident of Florida, a person must establish a home or a permanent dwelling place and demonstrate the intent to make Florida the place of permanent legal residence. There is no fixed waiting period required before a person can become a resident. Simply produce proof of intent to establish residence by filing a sworn statement with the Clerk of the Court in the county where your new residence is located. There is a fee, and a driverís license or other picture identification is required for recording the affidavit.

Clerk of the Court Office
201 S.E. 6th Street, Room 130
Fort Lauderdale, 33301
(954) 831-5504

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Voter Registration

In the State of Florida, you must be a U.S. Citizen and 18 years old by Election Day to register to vote. If you have been convicted of a felony or declared mentally incompetent, you must have had your civil rights or mental competency restored before you can register. Proof of residency is not required and there are no residency requirements; however you must be a legal resident of the county you are registering in.

Registering to vote is a right. It is available to all persons that meet the requirements. In Broward County there are many agencies where you can register or get registration forms. If you need more information regarding the closest agency, or to obtain a form by mail, contact the Supervisor of Elections office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Supervisor of Elections Main Office
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 102
Fort Lauderdale, 33301
(954) 357-7050

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Marty Elberg, Circle of Life Legal Services

Circle of Life Legal Services is an estate planning practice that focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures for tomorrow.  Attorney Marty Elberg helps guide clients through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of families and the accomplishments of cherished family goals. 

Marty Elberg graduated from California Western School of Law in 2006. After graduation, Marty moved back to his hometown of Eagle Grove, Iowa to be closer to his and his wife’s family where they could raise their boys with the same Midwestern values they learned.  Soon after he was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2007, he opened his own practice to serve the small town.  After several years of growing his business and transitioning their boys into responsible young men, Marty and his wife moved to Florida. He now resides in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, Susie. Their children live in Iowa and Virginia. One is in the Army National Guard and the other is in the US Navy. 

Community involvement has always been a top priority for Marty. In April of 2015 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Voices for Children of Broward County. This organization helps bring normalcy to neglected and abused children under the care of the state in Broward County.  He was also selected as one of three finalists for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award.