No, the only way a couple can become divorced in Queens is through the legal process and the issuance of a Judgment of Divorce by a judge.
There’s no route through long-term separation.
The good news is that the process should be quite straightforward.
If you’ve had no contact with your spouse in that many years, odds are neither of you needs or wants anything from the other, so the case will likely be uncontested.
While a divorce lawyer isn’t required, working with an experienced divorce attorney can help ensure that the case proceeds promptly and properly, so you can be divorced without unnecessary expense or delays.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you locate your spouse, ensure they are properly served with notice, and help you address whatever response they send.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens divorce lawyer.