Cannington v. Cannington

50 Va. Cir. 165 (1999)


H and W were married in Houston, Texas, in 1988. In 1995, they purchased a house in Maryland and maintained this house as their marital residence until the couple separated in 1996. H has resided in Reston, Virginia. W has continued to reside in the marital home in Maryland with the couple's minor son. On March 13, 1999, W was personally served in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a Bill of Complaint for Divorce as she stepped out of a car at Dulles Airport. W was scheduled to travel on a flight from Dulles to Houston, Texas. H made the travel arrangements for W's flight. W asks this Court to decline jurisdiction over her person, asserting that Complainant used fraud and trickery to lure her into Virginia for the purpose of having her served with process.