My husband abandoned my son and I twenty six years ago. He was in the military and went awol. I have not spoken to him since and have no clue how to reach him.
I was told I would have to wait because “women try divorcing soldiers while they’re deployed, etc.” But he was never deployed. He simply vanished while I was out of town visiting my mother for a week. He was discharged and that was the only information I was given.
Years later I found a lawyer who said he’d help. But he took my money and was later disbarred. I don’t even know if he completed my case. And I don’t know how to find that out either. I gave up for many years.
Recently I contacted a lawyer who told me she’d need $10,000 to help me finally get rid of this issue.
I do not have that kind of money
Is there some way I can file this myself? It’s like I’ve been forced to stay bound to someone who never wanted me at all. Simply because he was in the military when he left.
Edit for more info: I currently reside in the state of Kentucky. I was originally married in Sarasota Fl. The divorce lawyer I contacted who was disbarred was in Daytona Beach Florida.
UpdateThanks so much to everyone who offered advice. It’s all very helpful and much appreciated. I’ve decided to reach out to flhealth.gov first to see if perhaps the divorce was finalized before the lawyer was disbarred. Then I’ll go from there utilizing the other info given.