Q: I live in Idaho, spouse is in our home in Oregon. Can I use an Idaho lawyer for a divorce?
I need a tough lawyer that won't enable him to take it all and leave me with nothing. My husband is a tough negotiator and will give you a run for your (my) money. :) We began our marriage 23+ years ago and had zero debt when we wed. I want every single cent I am entitled to. I put in just as much to our assets as he did and I will NOT be screwed like my mother was. We have multiple assets, stock, retirement, and debt that will have to be divided. He is a hoarder and major spender and I am worried he will try to liquidate assets without my knowledge. I have lost all trust in him and cannot believe anything he says. I relocated to Idaho and he is in our house in Oregon. Right now I have nothing and live with family. I am hopeful to gain employment this coming week. I need a good, strong, fighter who can help me resolve and end this marriage.
Personal jurisdiction for divorce and post divorce is unique in Idaho. Typically you would sue the defendant where he/she lives, but in Idaho it's reversed. As long as YOU can establish personal jurisdiction in Idaho, then it wouldn't make any difference where the real property is located. Why is ex-husband living in the home in OR? Do you have a Decree of Divorce? If so, please send it to me to review: email@example.com
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