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I was married in a registry office to someone who deceived

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I was married in a registry office to someone who deceived me as soon as we were married he took off and I haven't seen him since its been 16 years how do I divorce or have it annulled or dissolved I have no clue where he is
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: It was actually in nz
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No not at all
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I'm getting married to my long time hubby next yr
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 10 months ago.
The grounds for dissolving a marriage are separation for more than two years. You don't need a formal agreement but just actually separate. There is a really good site to make your own application for the dissolution including the forms and what to do when you cannot find your ex partner. Here is the link, and feel free to ask about the use of these
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 10 months ago.
https://www.justice.govt.nz/family/separation-divorce/apply-for-a-divorce/when-you-dont-agree/

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