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I am an AMERICAN citizen, divorced in1994,my ex wife is a permanent

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I am an AMERICAN citizen, divorced in1994,my ex wife is a permanent citizen of America. We owned a property in India prior to divorce .Can my
ex wife claim her share in the property in India? If yes, what should she do
and where should she file the case ? I have no problem in giving her the share.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Chris T., JD replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'll be happy to assist you.Foreign property is largely handled the same as domestic property, that is, property acquired during the marriage or paid for with community funds are subject to division during the divorce. For you, that means that the divorce judge in Illinois will consider the property in India when dividing up the assets. However, since you were divorced in 1994, it is too late to now go back and divide up that property. It should have been divided up at the time of the divorce, and unless there was some fraud in concealing it at that time, it's too late to now go back and divide it up.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Chris T., JD replied 1 year ago.
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