Q: Hello i need advice. I live in Alabama and have since 2008. Ten years ago my husband and i split up
He had gotten with another woman and then moved out and we haven't been together since. 5 years ago he took our son and moved to Massachusetts without telling me beforehand (i spent two weeks panicking not knowing where my son was), and was told by several people that since we were still married he didn't do anything wrong and i couldn't do anything. I couldn't afford a divorce or a lawyer or anything back then, but i think i can afford one now but I'm not sure exactly where they are. He gave me an address and i checked three times asking if it was correct so i could send a birthday card and he said it was right but then the card got sent back and said invalid address. So i don't actually know where they are or what to do. How can i divorce him and what can i do about my son? I've been lost for the past 5 years about what to do.... any advice would be appreciated
A: I'm very sorry to hear about your situation. Abandonment and infadelity are grounds for divorce in Alabama. It sounds like you would need to hire a private investigator to help locate your son. But, if you exhaust your attempts to locate your husband, you could be able to serve your husband by general publication. You're going to want an attorney to help you through this process.
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