If i am served divorce papers from another state, do I need to respond to them?
Question Details: I was married in NY and was served papers from NV, a state in which I have never lived. I served my ex over a year ago but it went into default. Now he's serving me from NV and is asking ridiculous things. Do I need to answer and get a lawyer in NV?
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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