QUESTION FOR LUCY ONLY
Hi Lucy, how are you doing today ?
This is a difficult one..
My wife is not able to travel due to her condition. She is being treated in CT where she is a resident and a native of that State. She also feels more comfortable as she may have to go to Court and as she knows lawyers there who can give her friendly advices and possibly some form of limited assistance , even thiugh she cannot afford to be represented now.
We filed a joinded notice of Appeal.
A foreign judgment was filed by our opponent in August 2013 at the Superior Court that has jurisdiction
I filed a motion to strike the filing for failure of service of process. My opponent admitted to his error, and is intending to re-file.
As per CT statutes, the properly filed foreign judgment is operating like the rendition of a local judgment, giving similar rights to the parties as when filed in the state of origin.
In such situation, is the following option valid, or if not, what are the other options if any :
JOINT DEFENDANT B files a motion t the DCA of the state of origin to be removed as a party, explaining the above and her intention to keep her rights to appeal in her own state, as permitted by Statutes and then files a Notice of Appeal in her own State ?
In other words, the question is : does asking for removal as a party preclude further rights to Appeal in the State of Residence ?