Divorcing from Texas While in Germany

In Vatcher v. Vatcher, No. 04-12-00821-CV (Tex. App. – San Antonio Jan. 8, 2014), both parties and their children had lived in Germany for several years, but Texas had jurisdiction to divorce the parties because the family had lived in Texas and the husband, who filed suit, was in Germany on military service. Tex. Fam. Code § 6.303. The court also reminds us that defective service must be challenged by a motion to quash, not by a plea in abatement.

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