How can I get a divorce if my husband doesn’t want one?

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How can I get a divorce if my husband doesn’t want one?

He and I live in different states. We have no children and no common property.

Asked on January 12, 2012 under Family Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am sure that you know that it is so much easier for you to part amicably and "uncontested" rather that be embroiled in a divorce action, especially when there seem to be no issues to resolve such as custody, visitation, etc.  But you need not be forced to stay married just because your spouse does not wish to become divorced.  So as long as you meet the residency requirements for your state to file you can do so.  And if you know where he is you can have him served (although there are special rules for those out of state so ask).  Good luck to you.


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