Q: Hi I have this situation where I need proof that my wife is in another relationship so my divorce can be approved. The problem is I haven't seen her in over 10 years. I have an idea of where she is with an address. What's the best way to find out if she divorced me already or if she lives with someone else? Can a lawyer help with this background information. I just need some direction. If there is a site online that I can use which is the most accurate because ive been ripped off by a couple.
A: David's Answer: You don't need to prove adultery as NY is a "no fault" state. Additionally, I wouldn't suggest hiring a lawyer to check whether she's filed for divorce - it's probably better to just hire a P.I. & have him/her start out by going to the courthouse in the county where she resides (or resided at the time) & checking with the clerk's office. Schedule a consult with a NYC Divorce attorney for more info. -- David Bliven, Bronx Divorce attorney (www.blivenlaw.net)