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American Divorce-Children in Germany

Discussion in 'Child Support' started by Autumn7410, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Please don't respond within the quote block. I almost missed that you had responded to me.

    That doesn't answer the question, but I'll assume you're indicating she was born there and that the answer is sometime prior to the mid-80s.

    Your follow up post tells me that H and W lived together as a married couple for just over 9 years.

    Considering Georgia has a 6-month residency requirement, I'm highly skeptical that H was able to move there in March 2018 and have a divorce become final in December 2018.

    I'm also highly skeptical about the validity of any child support order entered by the Georgia court since W and the children apparently never lived in Georgia. However, if W submitted the jurisdiction of the Georgia court for this purpose, then the order should be valid.

    That being said, a German court is never going to know anything about the existing Georgia divorce decree unless W informed the court or H enters an appearance in the German proceedings and advises the German court about the Georgia decree. H will need to consult with a German attorney about this. On the other hand, if H never intends to go back to Germany, any order a German court might enter is probably a non-issue unless W seeks to enforce the German court order in the U.S., at which point H probably can object.

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