My brother who is non native american was married to a native american woman from a tribe in Minnesota. She died recently and she was under a conservatorship in her tribe. Her family's lawyer filed filed a dissolution of marriage petition before she died and she just died about a month ago without a judgement being issued.
My brother was married off of native land however the judge in his case said that because she was under a conservatorship and a native that they have jurisdiction.
The deceased wifes family want the marriage dissolved and annulled. Are their any strong legal counter points we can argue for this case.
We live in Chicago but the case is being heard in the Prairie Indian Tribal court
As your question involves Native American tribal issues and is not being heard in the Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court, I have changed the practice area to allow the appropriate attorneys to respond.
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