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Hi my name is ***** *****. Want divorce for 5 years separation but don't want him knowing where I live. I don't know where he is either, possibly wales. Also on ESA
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: He was abusive alcoholic. Gave up tied job to go to Thailand. Had no contact since 2004. No children and no financial issues. Just want out.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Family Law
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 1 year ago.

Let me see if I can help and please rate positive.

You can get divorced and he does not need to now where you live. The court can ensure that your address remains confidential. You can still divorce him even where you are not clear where he lives. It just takes a bit longer.
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First fill in the divorce petition, giving their last known address. The court will let you know if it’s returned unopened.

You then need to show that you’ve done everything you can to find them, eg by contacting their:

relatives (including any children)

friends

last known employer

bank or building society

trade union or professional organisation

If you still can’t find them, fill in the statement to dispense with service of divorce petition. I hope this helps and best of luck. Please rate positive.

Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 1 year ago.

I would be grateful if you could please take a second to leave a positive rating (3, 4 or 5 stars) as that is an important part of our process and recognises the time I have spent assisting you. If you need me to clarify anything before you go - please get back to me on here and I will assist further as best as I can. Thank you