My husband decided he wants to become a woman. We were living in Illinois, we have 2 daughters, ages 16 and 17. I recently moved to Florida to take care of my mother who has a seizure disorder and recently lost her husband. I had to resign from my job. I had told my husband that I wanted to file in Fl. He decided to file in Illinois because he felt Illinois law would be more favorable towards him in regards to child support. He did sign a paper allowing me to take the girls with me to Fl for 120 pending final judgement of the dissolution of the marriage. He showed me the petition for dissolution paperwork, which has inaccurate information all throughout. He listed the incorrect dates for my daughters' birthdays, our anniversary, and the date we separated. He also listed that I am employed. I still have not been served. I had a consult with a Fl attorney today who suggested I retain an attorney in Illinois or one who practices in both states. I don't know how to proceed. Are you able to help me? have the filing paperwork if you require it.
As that attorney advised, you're going to need an attorney who is licensed in the state of Illinois (as that is the state where the marriage was last intact). He/She will be able to make sure all of those inaccuracies are corrected. Make some calls - with the advent of technology, you will be surprised at how an attorney can assist you from afar. So, repost your question in the Illinois forums. Good luck!
This response is for general purposes only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. You should contact an attorney to fully discuss your issues.
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