Q: How to get a divorce without knowing where the spouse is
I know he is in New York but he will not give me an address and has blocked access to all communication. We have been separated for over 14 years
A: You can file a divorce by publication. Check with the clerk's office to see if the offer free help. Otherwise look for a local family lawyer to guide you through the process.
How long have you been a resident of Florida?
Did you have a written agreement at the time of your separation regarding jurisdiction?
Are there any minor children born during the marriage?
Did you and your husband have any real property in New York?
It's possible to obtain a divorce in Florida via service by publication but you would would have to have a due diligence
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