We were married in 1995 and he was very abusive to me so I left him in 2001 and have not had the money to get a divorce
You can get a divorce without his assistance. Yes, it is possible to do one on line. Some people get away with it; however, there are or could be problems. If he later objects, then you need an attorney to handle it. If you filled out the forms wrong, you may not even have a valid divorce. If you can't afford one, then go to your local legal aid society and see if they will help you. If they won't, try calling the local bar association and see if anyone is doing pro bono divorce work.
Try to consult with attorney and see if they will accept a payment plan or make other arrangements. If you cannot afford an attorney, then you can obtain forms at the clerk's office or online at the courthouse for the county in which you reside. You will need to locate him so he can be served with service of process, but beyond that, you will not need his cooperation to obtain a divorce. If you do not have any minor children or have any other children during the marriage, then you can obtain a divorce based on two or more years of separation.
Any information provided is intended for general informational purposes only. This is NOT legal advice, and no attorney/client relationship has been created. You should consult directly with an attorney to obtain answers to any legal questions.
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