If my husband and I got married inthe USbut moved to Canada, how do I go about getting a divorce?

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If my husband and I got married inthe USbut moved to Canada, how do I go about getting a divorce?

We married in TX because I’m American but we then moved to Canada because he is Canadian. He cheated on me while I was visiting my family. Now I want to get a divorce but I’m not sure if I should or would have to file for it in the US since that’s where we were married. He has the divorce papers in Canada but since we got married in the US, do I need to get papers for down here as well or those for Canada? Also, I want my dog and he won’t give her to me. We got her together as a married couple and I’m not asking for anything else just my dog. How do I get her fairly?

Asked on December 19, 2011 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

Sharon Siegel / Siegel & Siegel, P.C.

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In general, you file in the country where you were married, the U.S. pursunat to the laws of the state in which you were married.

Hong Shen / Roberts Law Group

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You need to file where you live. In the US each county/state has residency requirement before you can file. I could imagine Canada has the same requirements. Since you live there, file there. For property separations, you better find an attorney there.


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