Johnson City, TN asked in Divorce and Civil Litigation for Tennessee

Q: Foriene Judgment in Texas

My wife and I were granted a Divorce in Oct 2021 In Illinois. She moved to Midland Texas, while I now reside in Tennessee. Since as a nurse, she makes a lot more money than me (retired) I was granted an alimony payment of 900 dollars per month based upon a 19-year marriage. According to my attorney - the Illinois court hold the jurisdiction over our divorce.

Why would she file in Midland court a foreign judgment noting our divorce paperwork? Is there a benefit?

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: It likely has to do with title to property.

For example, if she was awarded a motor vehicle in your divorce decree but the title registration was not changed before she moved, she might have recorded the decree in Texas so she could register the motor vehicle in her sole name in Texas.

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