I have been married for two months now, just before the two-month mark of the marriage I came home to find my husband had quit his job, taken the money in the bank account and packed some things and left. It’s been a week now, and I still haven’t heard from him at all. He left his phone at home, so I have no way of contacting him at all. I don’t know where he is. I’m not sure if I should go to file for divorce or legal separation at this point because I don’t know what is going on. But even if I did file, how would he sign anything when I do not know where he is to send him papers to sign? Does NY state make you go to mediation before granting a divorce? Do I need to be in contact with him to get this straightened out? Thank you.
You will have to make a serious attempt to locate him to serve him with the Notice and Complaint.
Try reaching him through his friends or relatives.
If you are living in the NYC metro area, please contact me once you have located him to discuss the next step.
Leonard Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions