Legal Question in Family Law in New Jersey

In New Jersey. How do you prove abandonment to the courts. My husband moved out of the country and I have to way to contact him. I contacted his brother who stated he moved back to Mexico but doesn't know where or how to contact him. How do I divorce someone if I cannot find them

Asked on 7/14/13, 12:36 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Robert Gleaner Robert A. Gleaner, P.C.

You do not need to prove abandonment to obtain the divorce. And you can ultimately obtain the divorce even if you cannot find him. It may require a little more time and published/advertised notice of your request for the divorce. But it can be done. You should seek the advice of an attorney to get this done properly.

Keep in mind that this advice is based purely on the little bit of information that you have given to me. There certainly may be other factors that would change my opinion. Further, no one can rely on advice from an attorney who has not been retained. Since it appears that you have not retained an attorney, you should contact a family law attorney to discuss your matter in more detail. Only then will you be able to rely on the advice. Good luck! Rob Gleaner

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Answered on 7/14/13, 12:42 pm

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