The dependency case will basically put any issues relating to the children on hold. The dependency court has the superior authority to rule on those issues because safety’s an issues and because now the state has an interest in the safety of that child.

While the divorce part may be able to proceed and the parties might be able to resolve equitable distribution where they might be able to actually have the court order them divorced, the court would have to reserve jurisdiction or wait on ruling on any of the issues relating to child custody, child support, and so on.



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