In cases of separation, it often happens that one spouse does not know the whereabouts of the other.
In such cases, how can they obtain a divorce?
If it is not possible to obtain consent to divorce from both spouses, it will not be possible to obtain a divorce from a Civil Registry Office. In such cases, it is up to the spouse interested in the divorce to file a legal action before the court.
In this legal action, the spouse seeking a divorce must prove one of the required legal grounds for divorce. Typically, that could be the separation of the couple for more than a year.
It is up to the court to find out the whereabouts of the spouse who will be a defendant in the divorce action so that they can intervene in the court proceedings. If it is not possible to find them, they will be summoned by a public notice, and the proceedings will continue as if they had been found. Ultimately, the divorce will be decreed.