ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — George Zimmerman has filed a countersuit against his wife after asking a judge to set aside a default judgment in their on-going divorce proceeding.

Zimmerman made the requests in a response filed late last week.

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Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce in September and served him with a divorce papers while he was in jail on a since-dropped domestic violence case involving a former girlfriend. He says they became lost in jail and he was unable to respond until now.

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The countersuit asks that any personal property distribution be decided by the court, and that he and Shellie Zimmerman share in any debt incurred during their marriage.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted last year in the 2012 shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

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