If you were properly served and did not respond by filing a notice of appearance or answer more than likely your husband can make an application for a default divorce (that's where the court grants the divorce in your absence). As far as your name being misspelled - that can be corrected fairly simply. The bigger issue is that your husband is proceeding with a divorce and you will not be in a position to preserve your rights. Even if you agree with the divorce it would be wise to have an...
Only if has been a year since she abandoned the marital residence (and it was unjustified). Otherwise it might be more practical to select a different grounds such as "irretrievable breakdown" of the marital relationship. Contact an attorney to start the process or call for more information.
You have 2 options. The simplest would be for your wife (the defendant) to execute an affidavit accepting service. If she won't then you will need to have a third-party serve her personally as you may not act as a process server in this matter. The server will need to complete an affidavit of service and have it notarized. All signatures must be before a US notary public - you will need to visit the US Consulate/Embassy in Ireland in order to this.
Yes. But the process involved will likely require you to make an application for substituted service (most likely service by publication). It's not a simple process and I would recommend contacting an attorney for assistance.
To begin with, if you are the "non-monied" spouse you may be entitled to have counsel fees paid for by your spouse. This will require an application be made requesting counsel fees. You may also be entitled to temporary spousal support until such time as the issues of the marriage have been addressed by the court.
More often than not, however, you will want to resolve these issues out of court in a global settlement. An attorney will be able to give you a more comprehensive explanation of...
Contacting the attorney alone is not a response. You will need to file a Notice of Appearance with the court and serve the Notice on your wife's attorney. Here is sample http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/6jd/forms/SRForms/otherfms_ntcappanddemand.pdf.
As long as he is willing to cooperate its as simple as forwarding an affidavit for him to sign. The only requirement is that he have it notarized at an embassy or consulate as the court will not accept an acknowledgment from a foreign notary.
You should be able to use the original index number. Just be certain that the affidavits and documents you file with the court reflect the current updates to the law (some requirements have changed since 2010) - otherwise your case will found defective. In some instance the court/clerk may request an affidavit explaining the delay but this is rare.
Please clarify? If he has signed a defendant's affidavit submitting to the divorce then you will not need anything further. If he has not done so he will need to be served by some method - be it personal service or alternate service (if he has vanished altogether) before you may proceed to finalize the divorce.
You will need to review your separation agreement in order to determine the effect of reconciliation on the terms of the agreement. Typically, separation agreements will have the following provision (or one that is substantively similar) included:
"This Agreement shall not be invalidated or otherwise affected by reconciliation between the parties hereto, or resumption of marital relations between them, unless said reconciliation or said resumption be documented in a written statement...