My partner has been separated from her ex for longer than the five year requirement. She has lost all track of where the ex lives/works etc. Can we still go through the five year type divorce if we say we've know idea where he lives? Also we wouldn't want our address appearing on any documentation that might eventually get to him, would this be the case?
Should have added there are no kids/property/goods involved.
Yes you can still go ahead and petition for divorce. If you cannot track him down you request that the court balif serve the papers. If they cannot track him down you can still proceed, it just takes longer.
Keeping your address secret can be done - but also it can slip out if youre not careful.
The court needs an address to send notices to you - you can use a friends address.
Using a solicitor for communication with your husband will help. Fill out all court forms using friends address.
Inform the court that this is not your real address and tell them the reasons for not wishing to disclose it.