Erie, CO asked in Divorce for Colorado

Q: I moved here 2016. My divorce finalized in IL 2005. She is seeking legal fees in IL. Can IL law judgement hold here?

Recent legal fees being sought from final court proceedings where my GI Bill benefits were stolen by our 21 year old daughter by Mother's urgings so she could have her semester payment be considered in-state for tuition. Daughter was sub-peoned, but lives in OH and didn't show up to Zoom IL proceedings. I lost case as didn't have her testimony despite her text stating she was forced by Mother. Now Mother in IL is seeking legal fees while I continue to reside in Colorado. I'm done with this. Daughter is now 22 and out of college. Does any IL judgement have any bearing on my finances here in Colorado?

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Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko PRO label
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: I am sorry to hear about your situation. Courts are required to afford full faith and credit to orders from another state absent certain situations such as fraud or lack of jurisdiction.

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