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    Default Divorce in Texas or Michigan?

    My brother-in-law was in the Army and my sister and niece were stationed with him in Germany. Due to problems with domestic violence my sister and niece were returned to the United States by the Army, while he remained in Germany to complete his tour. They had lived in Michigan before, but when they came back they went to Texas. He has given them very little support since they came back.

    He was dishonorably discharged, and recently went back to Michigan and she has been told that filed for a divorce, but she didn't get any papers. She wants a divorce, but she doesn't know what to do.

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    Default The State For Divorce and Custody Litigation

    If your sister has lived in Texas for six months or longer, she can probably keep any custody litigation in Texas, which would probably work to her advantage. She should consult with a lawyer in Texas about filing for divorce and custody in Texas.

    As Michigan apparently remains your husband's home state, he can obtain a divorce judgment in Michigan - but it is not clear at this point whether Michigan would have the ability to decide child custody or certain property division issues, unless your sister consents to jurisdiction in Michigan.

    Your sister also may wish to check with the County Clerk's office in the Michigan county where her husband lives to see if a divorce was filed - they should be able to look up divorce records by name.

    Consulting with a Texas lawyer during the coming week would be a very good idea.

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