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irsfixer
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Jurisdictional Issues
      #266030 - 07/24/07 01:53 PM

Texas Case

Divorce filed in 2002. Not much transpired other than temporary orders for child support & custody. Spouse gets in default on CS and there is Attorney General hearing in 2006 and it is resolved thru payment plan. Subject child is now over 18 and no more chld support is due oter than arrearage. Spouse paying support now lives in a differenct county and has for 4 years.

Questions:

(1) Can pending divorce case in original county be thrown out for inactivity?

(2) If it is - how is child support affected?

(3) Can jurisdiction be established in another county?


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Re: Jurisdictional Issues [Re: irsfixer]
      #266035 - 07/24/07 02:08 PM

The order for CS wouldn't be rescinded. You can file for the divorce in another county, IF you've met the residential requirements of that county.

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Re: Jurisdictional Issues [Re: almostheaven]
      #266043 - 07/24/07 02:16 PM

Would the case in the original county have to be tossed first? Could a motion be filed to have it tossed based on inacvtivity? Does the CS action have a bearing on activity?

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Re: Jurisdictional Issues [Re: irsfixer]
      #266045 - 07/24/07 02:21 PM

The CS was already determined. Unless ANOTHER order is made changing that determination, it is what it is, or was, as the child is now 18 and its a moot point. You would probably have to close your original case before you could open the new one. The court clerk should be able to tell you that. But if its already open there, why start all over from scratch?

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Re: Jurisdictional Issues [Re: almostheaven]
      #266056 - 07/24/07 02:41 PM

Because I want the home-field advantage.

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Re: Jurisdictional Issues [Re: irsfixer]
      #266183 - 07/24/07 06:06 PM

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Texas Case

Divorce filed in 2002. Not much transpired other than temporary orders for child support & custody. Spouse gets in default on CS and there is Attorney General hearing in 2006 and it is resolved thru payment plan. Subject child is now over 18 and no more chld support is due oter than arrearage. Spouse paying support now lives in a differenct county and has for 4 years.

Questions:

(1) Can pending divorce case in original county be thrown out for inactivity?

(2) If it is - how is child support affected?

(3) Can jurisdiction be established in another county?




Since your child is now an adult, there isn't going to be any current child support.

Moving the case isn't going to reduce your arrears. You still have to pay that. Maybe the other parent will settle for less if you offer to pay in one lump sum. And if the cp is smart, s/he will require that you have a certified bank check for the amount on the day the agreement is signed.


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Re: Jurisdictional Issues [Re: irsfixer]
      #266184 - 07/24/07 06:07 PM

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Because I want the home-field advantage.




That is going to have no bearing on a back child support. You will still owe that.


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Re: Jurisdictional Issues [Re: Goodmom]
      #266191 - 07/24/07 06:14 PM

Your answer was of no use whatsoever. My question is about jurisdiction - not back child support. I think you have a chip on your shoulder.

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Re: Jurisdictional Issues [Re: irsfixer]
      #266198 - 07/24/07 06:21 PM

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Your answer was of no use whatsoever. My question is about jurisdiction - not back child support. I think you have a chip on your shoulder.




No, I don't but if it makes you feel better to think otherwise.... Jurisdiction is where the child support order is.



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Re: Jurisdictional Issues [Re: Goodmom]
      #266232 - 07/24/07 07:08 PM

Again, you must have no reading comprehension at all. I know where the jurisdiction is. I am asking about changing jurisdiction. Are you an attorney or a meddling do-gooder?

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