I'm trying to get a divorce and sell our house. My husband is doing drugs and disappears for days. He's signed paperwork to allow our realtor to put it up for sale. However he can't be found to sign closing papers. Same for the divorce he said he wouldn't fight me on a divorce but again he's not around to sign papers. Friends and family haven't heard from him either. I don't have enough to cover all these bills on my own. Is there a way around him?
By retaining an experienced matrimonial attorney that will solve your problems. The attorney will know how to handle this situation. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is by retaining an experienced UT matrimonial attorney. Use AVVO's Find a Lawyer tool to select a qualified attorney. Good luck. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY WHO IS LICENSED IN YOUR STATE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney.
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I don't know the laws in your state, but typically you can file for divorce and serve your spouse via publication. I would suggest contacting an attorney in your state to ask these questions.
If your husband happens to come back for a day get him to sign a power of attorney that will let you close on the house without him being there. Once you've taken care of that then you can talk to an attorney about how to get a divorce. Even if we can't find him, you can still get a divorce.
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