I have been married since 2017 but we have been living in seperate countries for 2 years now. I want to file for a divorce but the problem is I don’t intend coming back to Nigeria anymore. Can a divorce proceeding be possible without my attendance? Can I finalize a divorce without physical presence and get a Lawyer to just represent me?
Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately you are unable to file for divorce and complete the process if you are not in Nigeria. As the petitioner (the one who files the divorce petition) you are legally required to come to court to give evidence on why you want to end the divorce. You cannot complete a divorce remotely through a lawyer. You will have to be in court on at least a multiple occasions.