Question #220: I married my husband in the summer of 2009. We separated after 5 months of being married. We never legally separated but it has been almost 3 years now and no divorce. I filed for a divorce last June with a lawyer I thought to be legit, I paid him $1000 and signed some papers. My husband NEVER got the papers the so called lawyer told me he was going to sent him and I NEVER got an index number (which I learned recently I needed to obtain one)… I thought the divorce would have been done by now. I called the “Lawyer” and the number has been disconnected. I wrote an e-mail and I would get a post master in return saying that e-mail doesn’t exist and finally I went to his “Office” and it was one of those rental offices in fancy Park Ave and 5th NO ONE has seen him or heard from him in MONTHS. I called the County Clerk in the Bronx and no one can give me any information. Thinking that the divorce was in process I have moved to Puerto Rico in October, My husband is in New York City. I had to make a new life out here but with this marriage is tying me down. Can I still try to get a divorce while living in Puerto Rico even though I was married in NYC?

As long as one of you is still living in NY you can file in NY.
Please call me at 212-370-1660 to discuss the matter greater length.

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions