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My husband left me over 20 years ago but we never had a

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My husband left me over 20 years ago but we never had a legal separation. We were in contact with each other over the years. We were in an understanding about getting a divorce. Before I could do this he had a stroke. He is aware of what's going on but cannot speak. I went to court and did agree to let a appointed guard***** *****dle his money. I would like to press on with my divorce right now. I am seeking no money from him. Please tell me my next step. Thank you
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Roger replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Roger replied 1 month ago.

You can file divorce against your husband just as you could if he were mentally stable. If he has a guardian, you should serve that person as well. Once the case is filed, you could ask the court to appoint a legal guardian for your husband to ensure that his rights are protected.....this could be a family member or even a lawyer appointed by the court.

Other than possibly adding a person to watch out for your husband's best legal interests, the procedure is basically the same as it would be in any instance.

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