My cousin got married in the year 2008. Now recently his wife ran away from his house left behind her two children with his boyfriend. In this connection, he registered a complaint in Police Station in Uttarakhand under section 498 Act 1860. Now he doesn't know her whereabouts and he wishes to give her divorce, can he get divorced without her consent, what should he do for getting divorced from her without her consent, please suggest the legal remedy, thanks
Yes, an action seeking divorce could be filed. If no due service is possible, steps towards substituted service needs to be taken. The matter could proceed ex-parte if , even thereafter, the wife do not make appearance.