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Can I still get divorced if I can't find my husband?

1 Answers. Asked on Mar 11th, 2013 on Divorce - New Jersey
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My husband lives in another state and I don't know where he is. I have no way to reach him and I want a divorce. If I can't find him will the divorce still go through?
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Answered on Mar 29th, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Yes, you can get a divorce in New Jersey, as long as you have been a bona fide resident in this State for at least a year.

If you can't find your husband, some additional paperwork will need to be submitted to the court in the proper form, in order for the divorce to go through properly.  

I have more than 30 years of legal experience and head SALVAGGIO LAW GROUP LLC, a law firm which devotes its entire practice to New Jersey Divorce and Family Law matters.  I would be happy to have a brief telephone call with you, to get more facts.  Of course, there is no charge for that phone call.  My firm’s toll-free telephone number is listed below. 

Please also feel free to take a look at our Firm Website ( 

I wish you the best.

David F. Salvaggio, Esq. (877-355-5281)


SALVAGGIO LAW GROUP LLC (877) 355-5281 This answer is not intended to be legal advice. Please consult an attorney.

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