How can I file a quick and inexpensive divorce?

My wife abandoned the relationship; I have no idea where she is. I would

like to file a domestic partnership with someone else.

Asked on March 9, 2016 under Family Law, New York

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

In an unconsted divorce scenario, since your wife is nowhere to be found, you will most likely be granted a divorce by default since she will more than likely not answer the divorce complaint. Here is a link to a site that will expalin this further:
https://www.nycourts.gov/courts/1jd/supctmanh/Matrimonial_Litigation.shtml
Also, since your spouse is missing, you will first need to serve her via something known as "service by publication". Again, the above listed site should explain this as well.


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