Can my ex file for a divorce even though I have already served her with divorce papers? 3 Answers as of July 10, 2017

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Law Offices of Gerard A Fierro
Law Offices of Gerard A Fierro | Gerard A Fierro
Nothing would prevent the filing. However, you can either request that the second filed case be dismissed or that it be consolidated (joined together) with your case as the lead case. I also request that each Petition be deemed the response to the other to save court fees.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/10/2017
Peyton and Associates | Barbara Peyton
If she does the court will treat it as a response to your petition Be sure the court knows about your case if your wife files also.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/10/2017
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
If she actually filed for divorce in the same jurisdiction as well, the two cases can be consolidated.she filed in a different jurisdiction, the case that controls is the one where the person was served first.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/10/2017
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