Miami, FL asked in Divorce for Florida

Q: My girlfriend and I want to get married. But first we have to dissolve/ get an divorce from her first marriage

They have been separated for almost 20 years. And we have no idea where he is. Can she still get a divorce with out us knowing where he is. / With out his signature. And how would we go about doing that?

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Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, it is called a divorce by publication. Schedule a consultation with a local lawyer who can guide you through the process.

Mr Eric Klein agrees with this answer

Opal Phiona Lee
Opal Phiona Lee
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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: She may effectuate service by publication (putting notice in newspaper). She should schedule a consult with a divorce attorney to discuss.

Beth Louise Clause
Beth Louise Clause
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  • Melbourne, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, a dissolution can be obtained by constructive service by publication. I suggest you hire an experienced attorney in your area to help you accomplish this.

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