Bay City, MI asked in Divorce for Michigan

Q: My husband says a judge has signed a divorce decree, I have never been served with it. How do I find it, or disconfirm i

I moved from Texas to michigan one year ago I filed for a divorce after I established legal resisdency, I did it improperly and I have to start over. My husband says he filed a for divorce in Texas. I was served with a petition but no hearing date, i was told not to respond to the petition because i would then be recognising texas courts as an authority over me. I have not been served with the final judgement via certifited mail or a process server. I beliewve it is fake, in this decree there are lies about me and i can provide eye witness statements and marriage counseling documentation. i thought you had to prove the statements you make in a court of law? They are seriously making things up-complete fabrication in this document it is stated that i have history of domestic violence it's not true.

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Tracy Torni Gaudenzi

Answered
  • Madison Heights, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You need to contact an attorney in Texas. The advice that you received regarding responding to the Texas paperwork could only work if you filed here in Michigan as well. Then the states would have to determine who has jurisdiction. However, since you resided in Texas, and he filed first, then it may by difficult to proceed in Michigan absent some other issues (e.g. children). My advice is to contact a Texas attorney ASAP and explain the situation. Good luck.

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