spouse left me and child
My husband left after one year of marriage and never came back. He sent me a letter from jail stating that it is okay to divorce him. I've been waiting for him to return and he hasn't. It's going on 6 years now. What are the grounds for divorce in Washington and what are my legal rights?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: spouse left me and child
If either you or your spouse currently reside in Washington, then either of you can file for divorce in Washington. Washington is a no-fault state. You must only assert that your marriage is 'irretrievably broken' to obtain a divorce.
Although it can simplify the process if your spouse joins in the petition for divorce, you do not need your spouse's consent to obtain a divorce.
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