Married In NC, Living in Germany


#1

I was married in NC 14 years ago but have lived in Germany as an American contractor for the US Military for 10 years. I am due to start working at ft Bragg in Fayetteville in Sept but my X is claiming that I can not ship my cars or any marital assets since Germany has juristiction since I am physically in this country. She has moved out of the home and we have divided the bank accounts without a separation agreement but she is hiding the cars from me so I can not ship at least one of them. the German Police will not help me out since she is listed on the USAREUR registration as joint owner.

If i can get out of this hole before any paperwork is filed on me and get my butt back to NC, can I then file on her and give NC juridiction?


#2

No, jurisdiction is proper in Germany and you will have to allow that system to divide your marital property according to the laws there.