If my husband filed for divorce in the stae in which he lives and I live in another state, Do I have go to where he lives to finalize the divorce?

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If my husband filed for divorce in the stae in which he lives and I live in another state, Do I have go to where he lives to finalize the divorce?

I cannot afford to go for a court date. He is also trying to sue me for health insurance that I used for a knee surgery; I was legally allowed to use the health insurance provided through his employer. Can he do that?

Asked on April 9, 2012 under Family Law, California

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Please get legal help here.  There are too many questions tht need to be answered regardng the health insurance to give you an answer.  The general answer is if you are named on the policy as a covered person then you are fine.  But I am guessing he may have had you removed.  Now, he has to file in the state i which he resides.  That is the rule.  Generally only the petitioner has to appear in court for the final hearing but you may indeed have to travel for other proceedings, especially if you are contesting the matter.  I would hire an attorney in his state to help you.  He or she can do most of the leg work on your behalf.  Good luck. 


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