If you’re both living in the State of Washington for over a year
and the grounds for the divorce did not take place in New York State,
New York State will not have jurisdiction over the matter and he should not
be able to file the divorce papers in New York State. If he does file it in New York, you will be able to appeal on jurisdictional grounds.
In any case, he has to serve you with a summons and complaint
and you will be notified by personal service in such event.
If you wish to proceed with the case in New York, please call me at 212-370-1660.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions