Q: I got scammed by a Chinese woman for a visa how do I go about getting divorce
I don't know where she is at if she us in America already she won't tell me or give me an address to send papers to her she continues to lie to me and I don't want this marriage anymore but how can I do thus if I can't find her
I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
If you cannot locate your spouse, you might be able to proceed with a divorce by publication. This method involves publishing a notice in a local newspaper to inform your spouse of the divorce proceedings. Each state has its own requirements for how long the notice must be published and how often.
If, after a specified period, there's no response from her, the court may allow the divorce to proceed. However, there might be limitations regarding property division and spousal support.
It's essential to consult with a family law attorney in your state to understand the specific procedures and requirements. Your attorney can guide you through the necessary steps to protect your interests.
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