I want to start divorce proceedings but my husband does not know where I live.
I want to start divorce proceedings but my husband does not know where I live. I want to keep it that way as he was violent towards me and I do not want his harassment to restart. I have put off starting the divorce, as I fear his reaction to a divorce. Is it possible to start divorce proceedings without my husband finding out where I live?
Thank you for your enquiry.
It is possible to start divorce proceedings without including your address in the divorce petition or in any of the court paperwork sent to your husband by the divorce court.
If you need to resolve financial claims, for example ownership of the family home or maintenance for yourself or a share of your husband’s pension, it is possible to start financial court proceedings without having to disclose your address to your husband.
If you have ongoing domestic violence or harassment concerns, you could also consider the option of applying to the family court for an injunction order. This type of court order is called a non-molestation injunction. The injunction order would prevent your husband from harassing you.
If you have children and are worried about their safety or welfare then the family court can also make orders to protect your children.
As you do need expert divorce advice we would ask you to call us on 0203 959 9123 to arrange an appointment with a member of the family law team to discuss your divorce options and to see how we can help you.
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