We got married in Egypt in June 2013, she's American and I am Egyptian, both of us are Muslim, the marriage was at the Egyptian court and marriage certificate was authenticated at the embassy in Cairo, I have never been in US since we got married, we have our baby been born in April 2014 and my wife abducted my son and travelled secretely to US in Sep 2014. Once US she filed as petition for dissolution of marriage, and petition for DVPO , child support plan and parenting plan in Seattle, WA. I am not served yet, my wife is so desperate for the divorce , I try to reach a settlement with her but she puts conditions that I can't accept, my question is: in case I drop the DVPO for lack of jurisdiction and I will not be served, can my wife get the divorce anyway without me agree on that?
Washington State has authority to dissolve the marriage and deal with any property in Washington but it has no authority to require you to do anything such as pay support or give her property that is not in this state. You do not have to agree to the divorce as Washington only requires 1 of the parties to state that the marriage is over.
I would also add that since child has been here since April 2014 the WA court most likely has jurisdiction over your child and can establish a parenting plan and set child support. You really need to hire an attorney in WA state.
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Mr Couture and Ms. Long have offered very good advice. I wold suggest finding an attorney in Seattle who can help you long distance.
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