My parents have been separated for over 30 years. My mom has been keeping her separation agreement (from their lawyer at the time), thinking it is the same as a divorce certificate. She claims her lawyer at the time told them they would be automatically divorced after one year. That lawyer has passed away.
How can she go about getting a divorce certificate without having to find my dad to sign anything? We heard he moved to a different country. Their separation agreement was very detailed, and they had no unresolved issues.
How fast can this be processed or finalized?