If i am served Nevada divorce papers and live in NY, do i need to respond to them.

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If i am served Nevada divorce papers and live in NY, do i need to respond to them.

I was married in Ny. Have never
lived in NV. I served my ex over a
year ago and it went into default.
Now he’s serving me from Nevada
asking ridiculous things. Do i need
to answer and get a lawyer in
Nevada.

Asked on October 13, 2019 under Family Law, New York

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Assuming you don't want him to win and simply get whatever he is asking for (e.g. in terms of splitting assets), yes, you need to respond, which as a practical matter means getting a lawyer, if he now lives in NV. A spouse can sue for divorce in the state he/she lives at present, even if it's not where the spouse lives or where they lived together as spouses.


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