Hello, I have been married for under 2 years with an Estonian / Russian woman. We married in England. We lived together in England but have now separated. I believe my wife is now in Moscow but I cannot contact her (she doesn't answer emails / phone calls). A mutual friend tells me that she won't give me a divorce and that i will have to wait 5 years to divorce (law in England is 5 years without consent) I would like to know if it is possible to divorce her in Russia without her consent? I have been told that this is possible and will take 4 months. If it is possible I would like to know how and how much will it cost. \nthank you for your help\nPeter
You can dissolve your marriage in Russia provided your wife is a Russian citizen and has a permanent residency. It's also very important that: \n1) No other foreign or Russian court to hear a similar suit filed by your wife and \n2) No other court has already decided on that matter. Repeated suit filing on the same matter is not allowed. \nIf the conditions I mentioned can be satisfied, I would be able to handle your divorce case.