Skip to main content

My husband's whereabouts are unknown. How can I file an uncontested divorce?

Lake Placid, NY |

We have been apart for more than 22 years. He has deliberately avoided detection(legally working) in order to avoid paying child support. His family may know his whereabouts but will not disclose this to me.

+ Read More

Attorney answers 1


You can't file an uncontested divorce without his signature.

You can seek a divorce using normal procedures, even if he can't be located. See the information in the guide linked below.

Get Avvo’s 10-part divorce email series

A weekly guide with tips and legal advice for each stage of the process.

Divorce topics

Recommended articles about Divorce

What others are asking

Can't find what you're looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer