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We wanted to know if there's any way to maybe just dissolve the marriage since they have been living separately for over a decade
Either party can file a divorce case in the state that they are in and then try to have the other party served with the summons. If they diligently try to get the other person served, by contacting family, friends, etc, and are unable to locate the spouse, then they can ask the court to allow "service by publication" where the one party puts an ad in the local paper once a week for 3-4 weeks typically, and then the court considers the other person served so that they can proceed on to grant the filing party a default divorce.
So one party can't prevent a divorce from happening simply by disappearing and hiding from the other spouse..