UPDATED: Apr 30, 2009
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I recently discovered that my 2000 Divorce Decree is Fraudulant-I found documents proving that ARS 16-2310 applies. My Ex has used it for years to keep me and the children oppressed. A month ago, I was able to reveal some in a deposition also. How long do I have, I have to take it to court? What Court handles Criminal Fraud. Family Law is NOT set up for this. Thank you for your time
Asked on April 30, 2009 under Criminal Law, Arizona
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 13 years ago | Contributor
You have no time to lose, if you want to get anywhere with this. Courts change final judgments like divorce decrees very rarely, and only in very special cases; one of the things that is extremely important, to attack a decree from 2000, is that you act very quickly once you learn of the facts that prove fraud on your Ex's part.
Your ex might or might not have committed criminal fraud, and it might be too late to have him prosecuted for that. Even if he is found guilty, that would probably not help you much, since what you really need is for the decree to be changed to reflect the truth. That will probably have to go back before the family court that issued the decree.
See a local lawyer, as soon as you possibly can. You can find one at http://attorneypages.com
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