I am 72 years old and my sisters told me that I am supposed to be getting the benefits because my (ex) husband was in service. We were married in the Philippines (civil and church wedding). We have a son. He came here in the US and filed a divorce without my knowledge. I was devastated but what could I do, he was here in the US and I was in the Philippines. The divorce paper was filed in Kansas city so I contacted that court and tried to void the divorce but they said I have to get a court order to do so. My question is will that be possible and am I entitled to get some benefits since I am the first wife?
You should post this in the state your husband filed the divorce in.
Generally speaking it does not matter where you were married, but where the party(s) reside as to where one can file for divorce.
You will need to file an answer admitting or deny the specific allegations in the complaint.
You can also file a counter complaint seeking your own relief.
this is general information and not providing specific legal advise nor is it creating an attorney/client privilege nor an attorney/client relationship.
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