I think you need to elaborate a bit on the circumstances of your case. What I understand from your query is that you are asking about the jurisdiction of the Court where a case can be filed in matrimonial disputes. Normally, since the law favours women in this regard, she can file the case where she resides, in a court with competent local jurisdiction. If there is a petition of restitution of conjugal rights, then she can ask the court to pass a decree in her favour, which will make you bound to either go to her or provide the court with a reasonable excuse as to why you cannot resume cohabitation with the wife. It seems that there was an ex parte order passed when you were in another city. You can argue that since you were not in the area where the court is located and did not have sufficient opportunity to present your case, it should be open for appeal. If you give me a call at 09555 507 507 or send me an email at email@example.com, then we can discuss your case further and decide on what will be the best way for you to proceed with the case.
Advocate Ashok Kumar; www.lawkonect.com