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Is there a way of knowing if your spouse filed for divorce?

Asked on Jan 09th, 2012 on Child Custody - Western Australia
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How can I find out if my spouse filed for divorce?
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Answered on Jun 20th, 2013 at 1:15 AM
Some counties show cases on line, you can also call the Circuit Clerk in the county you live in and ask. If your husband doesn't serve you with the divorce though the divorce action cannot proceed, so, if he has filed you will likely find out soon.

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Answered on Jun 20th, 2013 at 1:15 AM
Check the filings on-line in the county in which you reside.

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Answered on Feb 08th, 2012 at 12:12 PM
The easiest way is to look on the Idaho Case Repository in the county where she lives and/or where you live. You can Google "Idaho Case Repository" for the site.

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Answered on Jan 23rd, 2012 at 2:44 PM
You can check on the Clark county courts system in Nevada. Eighth judicial district family court.

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Answered on Jan 23rd, 2012 at 9:50 AM
You can look it up on the Wisconsin Circuit Court website.

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Answered on Jan 23rd, 2012 at 8:35 AM
To look at any Maryland case, go to the web site: http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/ . Search for your name. If it doesn't come up, he hasn't filed for divorce.

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Answered on Jan 23rd, 2012 at 8:35 AM
You can check to county clerk's office in the county in which you live.

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Answered on Jan 23rd, 2012 at 8:24 AM
All cases that have been filed in New York State courts can be found on the e-courts system which can be found at: www.courts.state.*ny*.us/*ecourts*/ . On this website you can search by party name to see if that party has requested judicial intervention granting a divorce. However, even if an index number has been purchased only those cases for which a Request for Judicial Intervention (RJI) has been filed are available online. Therefore, you will not be able to find out if your spouse has filed for divorce if all they have done is file a Summons with Notice or Summons with Verified Complaint. One important note to keep in mind: all Summons with Notice or Summons with Verified Complaints in Divorce Proceedings must be personally served upon the other spouse, and must be served within 120 days of filing the Summons with Notice or Summons with Verified Complaint. Therefore, before any divorce filing can proceed, you must be given all the papers.

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Answered on Jan 23rd, 2012 at 8:17 AM
Go to your local courts website and look it up. Or ask your spouse.

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Answered on Jan 23rd, 2012 at 8:11 AM
If your spouse filed suit, he/she did so in the parish where he/she resides or the parish in which you last resided together as husband and wife. You can call the clerk of court for each such parish and ask them if a divorce suit has been filed. You will give them your spouse's name as the plaintiff or person filing the suit and your name as the defendant. The clerk can tell you if suit has been filed and, if so, the date it was filed.

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Answered on Jan 20th, 2012 at 8:02 PM
Yes, you can call the clerk in the county where either you or your spouse reside. They should be able to tell you if a divorce case was filed. You will also need to be served for the divorce to proceed, so you may find out then.

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Answered on Jan 20th, 2012 at 8:00 PM
For most Ohio counties, the docket for the Court of Common Pleas is online. Just go to that website and look for her name or yours.

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Answered on Jan 20th, 2012 at 7:51 PM
A good way to check is to search the court index records for the county in which you live and the county in which he lives.

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Answered on Jan 20th, 2012 at 7:27 PM
Yes. If he filed, he will have to serve you with a copy of the complaint.

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Answered on Jan 20th, 2012 at 7:18 PM
The simple answer is to contact the clerk of the court. The hard part is identifying what court or courts to contact. The starting point would be the court in the county where you live and, if different, the county where your spouse lives. But, without more information it may difficult to guess where the spouse could have filed something. Generally, however, you should find out when you are actually served papers. If you are never served any papers (i.e. a Summons), that will either be because nothing has been filed or because you spouse has lied to the court about where you are.

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Answered on Jan 20th, 2012 at 7:03 PM
Ask the Superior Court clerk in the county where you think she may have filed.

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Answered on Jan 20th, 2012 at 7:02 PM
Call the Circuit Court clerk's office.

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Answered on Jan 20th, 2012 at 6:41 PM
You can contact an attorney who can look it up on Alacourt.

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Answered on Jan 20th, 2012 at 6:40 PM
In Wisconsin you can go to this website and it will tell you if a divorce has been filed under your spouse's name.

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Answered on Jan 20th, 2012 at 6:19 PM
In Washington state, the information is available on-line.

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