Can a person be divorced and not know it?
Attorney-at-law Garth Taylor said persons can in fact be divorced without knowing it, under certain circumstances. That means you checked the places where you know the person used to be, their last address, for example, and nobody knows where the person is.
Can you divorce someone even if they don’t want to?
You can still get a divorce even if your spouse does not want one. States do not force a couple to stay together if one person no longer wants to be married. However, it can definitely complicate the process if the other party does not want to go through with it.
Can you marry if you are not divorced?
New relationships. You can start a common-law relationship with someone else if you're only separated and not divorced. But you can't legally marry that person until you get a divorce from your first partner.
John Fotheringham of Morton Fraser replies: The court rules mean that you should not be divorced without you knowing about it. This is because you should be formally served with the divorce application by either your spouse's solicitor or the court.
Can you get a divorce without the other person signing in Australia?
In Australia, you can actually apply for a divorce order online, as we have a "no fault" divorce system, meaning you don't need to prove anyone has caused the relationship to end, you just need to show it's not working anymore which is demonstrated by being separated for 12 months (more on that later).
Can a divorce be finalized without both signatures?
Only a few require the signatures of both spouses, and some don't require any signatures at all. A spouse doesn't have to agree to a divorce for it to happen. If he won't cooperate and won't sign a particular document, the court will usually finalize the divorce without his participation.