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I want to get a divorce from my husband whom I haven't seen…

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I want to get a divorce from my husband whom I haven't seen in seven years and I don't know where he is

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps has he taken? Has he filed any papers in family court?

No we have no kids or property together

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state is he in?

I don't know where he is I haven't seen him since he left the home

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

That's all I just want to get the divorce will this be a contested divorce since I have no physical address for him

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Good morning and I certainly understand. In a situation like this, a party would want and need to hire a process server, to try and make a good faith effort to serve him. They will run what they call a skip trace, to try and find him. If they can not and have made diligent effort, you could then proceed and ask the Judge if you could publish on them, as a form of notice and service, so you can proceed with the divorce.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
how can i go about getting my divorce
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Yes, I just responded above for your review.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
how can i go about getting my divorce
how do i start
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
how do i get started
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

You start by going to the clerk of court in the family division in the county where you reside and obtain the forms to fill out and file. Once you do that, he will need to be served and that is when you hire a process server, to try and find him

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok how much does it usually cost
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
What state and county are you in?
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Louisiana Gonzales
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Gonzales, Louisianahow can I find out if he has filed or not
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
It should be around $250 in filing fees
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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

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