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My spouse has filed in Florida, I live in Texas, and I just

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My spouse has filed for divorce in Florida, I live in Texas, and I just received service of court documents by email
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: I have not opened the email
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: NO, I filed for divorce here in Texas at the end of June and he refused a certified notice. I now have a private process server in his home town working to find him
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: He wants spousal support from me
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  originallawyer replied 4 months ago.

If your divorce petition was filed first, then your case is the one that will go on. You should speak with a lawyer in Florida, in the county where he filed, and have them file a Motion to Abate the case in Florida because a pre-existing case is in Texas. It doesn't matter if you haven't served him yet. It should not be cost prohibitive.

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