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Yes, it can if the matter is pending at the time of the divorce. Pending means a claim could be filed, not necessarily that it has been filed. A claim is considered an asset of the marriage and is therefore under the jurisdiction of the court.
Once the divorce is filed then the court retains jurisdiction over the parties and the assets until a final resolution is reached and a final order is issued.
Jurisdiction attaches at the beginning of the lawsuit or, in this case, the suit for divorce. Once jurisdiction attaches it continues until the case is over. Otherwise, anytime a party didn't like the way a case was going they'd just move.
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