my divorce agreement stated i pay alimony for 5 years which i did and now she's stating i owe 1 more year, she lives in texas but states she resides in illinois on the motion she filed, can she legally file this motion?
You need to discuss the motion with your lawyer. It is impossible for us to know what it states. Yes she can live in Texas but still ask for relief in Illinois if this is the court where the divorce took place. She does not need to still reside in Illinois to ask for and receive any legal relief from the Illinois court.
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Your ex's residence may or may not have any relevance. Filing a motion is not based on residence. Hire a lawyer to defend the motion to extend maintenance. There are many defense to such a motion.
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She CAN legally file the motion. One may "live" in one state but "reside" in another. Does this technicality matter? You need to confirm that your maintenance obligation is done. Call a lawyer for help. You should be able to derail the garnishment with tour proof of payments.
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