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I married my wife in 2008 5 years later she moved to Boston.

I married my wife...

I married my wife in 2008 5 years later she moved to Boston . I would like to divorce her but I don’t have a current address for her or phone number .

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

I live in NYC she lives in Boston

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

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If you are unable to locate your wife, then you'll need to do a divorce by publication.

A divorce by publication is used when one spouse wishes to get a divorce but does not know the location of the other spouse.

You'll first need to obtain an Affidavit of Diligent Search which is approval from the judge documenting the efforts you've made thus far to locate your wife.

Once that affidavit is signed off on you will be able to make a posting in a local Boston newspaper giving notice of your pending divorce in NY.

The notice needs to be run for 3 weeks. Your spouse then has 30 days to respond.

If she doesn't, then the court will grant you an uncontested divorce.

You should be able to obtain the required forms through the clerk of courts office.

However you can consider hiring a lawyer to help you in this process.

You can contact the New York State Bar for a referral to a divorce lawyer in your area.

The phone number is:

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