Chicago, IL asked in Divorce for Illinois

Q: My wife i withholding divorce infomation i need to recieve my full petion we were not together when she divorced me

I married my wife in my late twenties. we split 10 years later and moved to different states She later remarried So i assumed she divorced me but i never signed and papers. Im now trying to get my full pention and they required my divorce papers. I have no clue in what state or county she divorced me in and she wont tell me. can i take her to court for this information I know she is remarried i have the records from the state she is now living in.

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2 Lawyer Answers
Answered
  • Moline, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Contact the clerk of court wherever she lived.

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  • Oak Brook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You ask if you can take her to court to get the info you need. I say sue her for divorce in your state, and serve her with summons in her state. If she is divorced, she will plead it in your divorce case. You might be opening a can of worms because she may never have gotten the divorce. Why else would she refuse to tell you where the divorce took place?

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