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Does my spouse have to sign divorce papers if he abandoned me?

Question Details: About 4 years ago my then husband decided to leave me and my 2 kids without telling anyone. I was at work and the kids were at school. We didn't know until we got home and none of his stuff was there. I found out that he went to another state. I have sent him papers multiple times but he refuses to sign. Both of our kids are over 18 now and I just want this to be over with.

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