It is possible to receive a court decision on divorce several years later.
Anna Surguzhina, citizen of Ukraine, filed a claim to Leninsky Regional Court of Kharkov on dissolution of marriage with her spouse Alexander Surguzhin on November 14, 1991. She justified her claims with the fact that she did not know place of residence of her husband, that her husband had abandoned her and left in unknown direction. The marriage was annulled unilaterally. 16 years later Alexander Surguzhin, citizen of the Russian Federation, addressed us and mentioned that, perhaps, his spouse had already annulled marriage with him but that he did not know the details. As a result of actions carried out by our Ukrainian partners it was established where and when the marriage between the spouses was annulled, and a court decision was received, based on which Alexander Surguzhin, who presently lives in Leningrad Oblast, could receive a divorce certificate, after which he registered new marriage.