No, there is no such thing as “common law divorce” or an automatic divorce after a certain period of time has passed. A divorce must still be filed and finalized with the Court.
In some cases, when individuals have been separated for a very long time without the filing of a divorce, a party may not even know where the former spouse is residing. That makes it even more important to secure knowledgeable legal counsel to get the other party properly served and finalize the divorce in the correct legal manner.
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