My husband withdrew the previous divorce in NY in Feb, 2020 to avoid trail, discoveries, and added he wanted to reconcile. We both lived together in NY until June 26,2020 with our 2-year-old son. While his H1 is valid until Jun 2021, he denied filing for my H4 extension. In June 2020 he came up with a plan that we shall move to India temporarily and forced me to travel first along with our son. I arrived in India on Jun 27, 2020. After couple of days, he stopped calling/texting me. Either he showed interest in our son. One day, he confirmed that he isn't interested in me or the baby anymore. This all seemed like a plan of abandonment. Now he filed divorce on Sep 5, 2020. In his filing, he mentioned the grounds for divorce as "staying far and apart". I am devastated and perplexed by what I should now. His filing was irrational. Though I am jobless from Mar 2020, he filed based on my 2018 W2. The filing says there is no need for equitable distribution. If I don't file an answer in 20 days, the divorce will be granted with everything in his favor. Can I file an answer from India?
Your question is a little confusing. It sounds like he lives or at least lived in Connecticut until June. If he has since moved to Connecticut he may not have the residency requirement.
It is urgent that you contact an attorney in the area where he filed for divorce. There are many qualified attorneys on this page and I suggest you immediately reach out to one.
Understand that there will be fees involved in defending you so you should have a plan as to how to pay for legal services as well.
Yes, you can reply while you are in India. You will to to hire an attorney in the area where the divorce is filed.
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