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Hello I have a few questions relating to jurisdiction for a future divorce case my wife and I used to live in the USA but now we live in Taiwan (she is German / US citizen) I am only a German citizen we agree to split and I move back to the USA and she likely does so as well.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a Taiwanese lawyer about this?

Yes - but he doesn't understand US law the question is if we both move to a different state e.g. say she goes to Oregon and I go to Texas who will have jurisdiction in the future the person who files first?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

None

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Well I have the following questions:

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