The initial divorce complaint was filed in one county, but when he learned the complaint had to be filed in the defendant's (his) home county, he used my original signature that was notarized, and attached it to a fraudulent complaint that listed his county of residence as the as the one where the Complaint was filed. He also represented he had sent me a counterclaim by regular mail - which he had not done. Is my best recourse through the county where the doctored papers were filed, or is this a criminal matter for the county, district or state attorney? This is the second time the defendant has filed fraudulent legal papers. The first time was to transfer community property to himself.
I urge you to get a lawyer as quickly as possible in the divorce case to raise the issue there. The Court won't know it's a forgery until you raise the issue. THEN you may wish to consider letting police or the District Attorney know about it.
You absolutely need to seek the services of a family lawyer as soon as possible. He or she will know what motion needs to be filed so that the court can be made aware of what is going on. It's also possibly a criminal matter, but your initial focus should be yourself and making everything in your divorce action is taken care.
Best to quickly get a divorce lawyer to resolve it
I urge you to seek representation as these are complex issues that resolve around many facts. Without hiring an attorney you will be at a great disadvantage in court.
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