I am student on F1 visa in Minnesota. I got married in my home country 12 years back and got separated from my estranged spouse 2.5 years back. Neither of us have filed for divorce in our home country but I wish to now apply for divorce in US. What will happen if she doesn't reply to my petition which goes to her in my home country? Does she need to be physically present to represent her case or she can appoint an attorney here remotely? How much time it "may" take to get divorce as per US law (in case of ex-party judgement)?
Yes, you may file for and obtain a divorce in the US even though your wife is in your home country. You should consult a family law or matrimonial lawyer in Minneapolis as the divorce law vary from state to state.
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