I have been living seperately from my husdand and child since 7 years and would like to file a divorce. i tried sending

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Customer: hi , i have been living seperately from my husdand and child
since 7 years and would like to file a divorce . i tried sending him divorce form but he is not signing them . I need YOU advise on how can i apply for a divorce without his signature.I also wat him to take my sons full custody as I wont be able to support him finacially.
JA: Who currently has legal custody?
Customer: we are not legally divorced yet so his with my husband in fiji
JA: Is there a child custody order in place?
Customer: no
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Customer: Im in a live in relationship with my parnter here in new zealand and would like to apply for a de facto partnership visa. will i be able to apply for this visa without me not getting divorced legally with my previous partner.
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If you want to get your marriage dissolved, you can apply on your own. You can file the application in the family court and then arrange for the application to be properly served on your husband. In the application, you can record that he has your son in his custody. Once the papers have been served and you file the proof of service, then after 30 days the court will make an order dissolving the marriage. If you separated from your husband many years ago, you can apply for a partnership visa without divorcing your husband.

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