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Divorcing a LONG term absent husband

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08 Dec 07 #8666 by michael51
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Hi,
My partner and I have been together for 19 years and have a child together who is nearly 17.
She got married before she met me and split up with her husband before we started our relationship.
The marriage only lasted a matter of months.
She has never had any contact with this man since they split as he vanished after their separation.
We have no idea where he is now living or how to contact him.
The only details we have is the original wedding certificate.
We feel we know each other well enought to get married now!
How easy is it for her to divorce this man?
Is it a question of proving that she has lived with someone else for the last 19 years etc

Thanks in anticipation

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08 Dec 07 #8667 by loobyloo
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If he is living in uk there will be way of tracing him ie the dept of births deathe and marriages also several websites too ,at a cost though. Also if sep for 2 years you can apply for divorce
best bet go to cab before solicitors as they cost
dont dispair he may even be dead
Sources that find people are bountiful... try the salvation army they hve great resources for finding people
I wish you well and hope your wedding day comes soon as you wish
looby

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08 Dec 07 #8674 by derby
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Hi, i thought that you could get divorced after 5 years of separation without a partners consent.

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08 Dec 07 #8677 by Specialdad
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Absolutely 5 years without consent. Just serve the papers at last known address. £50. Divorce itself through an online divorce company £60 and its done. B)

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