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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34266
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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Hello there My spouse abandoned me over 10 years ago. I do

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Hello there
My spouse abandoned me over 10 years ago. I do not have an address for him, and now want a divorce. Must I have his address to proceed, after such a long period without any communication.
Thank you
Gillian Owen
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question I shall do my best to assist you.
You must at least make every possible effort to trace him - contacting his family and even instructing an enquiry agent.
Only if this fails can you ask the court to proceed with the Divorce Petition and dispense with service on your ex
The form is here
http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/d013b-eng.pdf
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further information
Claire