If you truly want a divorce, retain an attorney. You will be much better off than seeking to obtain a divorce yourself. Depending on your circumstances, it might even be possible to obtain an annulment instead of a divorce. Under either scenario, you should hire a lawyer to represent you.
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In general, it only takes one person to get a divorce. You do not need the other person's permission. Get with an experienced local family law attorney.
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There will be no problem and no alimony given such a short period of time. She doesn't have to agree. If she prolongs it then once apart for 1 year she can not do anything to stop or prolong it.
Get yourself an experience family law attorney who can help you resolve this. You'd be surprised how getting served with Divorce papers sometimes changes peoples' minds about not wanting to proceed.
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Divorce is inevitable if that is your choice. The questions is how will it be obtained. If you retain an attorney who serves a divorce complaint upon her, there is a mandatory 90-day waiting period before the divorce can proceed. If she still refuses at that time, you could file a pleading after living separate and apart for a year that you can proceed unilaterally with the divorce. There won't likely be questions as to property or debt division given the short length of the marriage, but you will want to consult an attorney to understand if financial support can be obtained by either party while separated or while the divorce is pending.
You will need to discuss your options with an experienced divorce attorney. Your options may depend on the particular circumstances of why you are seeking a divorce. For example, it would be prudent to look into whether obtaining an annulment, as opposed to a divorce, presents a reasonable alternative. Good luck.
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