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My name is***** husband and I sperated 4 years ago. He is from El Savador he left and I do not know where he is. I want to divorce him

Lawyer's Assistant: Do both sides consent to the divorce? Are there minor children in the relationship?

How can I do this since I do not know his where he is

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

Texas

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I purchased a home and when I refinanced he signed his name on refinance documents without my kowledge

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
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Family Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

I am sorry to hear of your trouble, but I think I have information you will find useful.

You do not need his consent to divorce him and you can file for dissolution based upon abandonment.

Not knowing where he is makes it a bit more complicated, but not impossible.

If he can not be found then he can be served by publication and the decree of dissolution obtained.

It is not required you have an attorney for this but, as I said, it is a bit more complicated. So, it is strongly recommended you retain an attorney.

If you need assistance finding local counsel try Martindale Hubble (site rules prohibit us from referring specific attorneys). Many attorneys themselves use this site to locate attorneys outside their jurisdiction or expertise:

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