Will the United States recognize a divorce that happens in another country? In this case Bulgaria.
Both the husband and wife meet the criteria to be divorced in Michigan, where they reside.
The wife filed for divorce in Michigan and has a trial pending.
Meanwhile, the husband has filed his own divorce case in Bulgaria after the wifes filing.
The divorce case in Bulgaria has finished before the wifes filing in Michigan. Understanding that the U.S. courts do not have jurisdiction over property division and children, of which there are none, Will the U.S. recognize the devorce settled in Bulgaria as binding in America?
And will this be sufficient to present to a judge to dismiss the pending case of the wife in the U.S. courts?