My marriage broke up in 2007 after my wife was caught cheating. She was taken away at her own request by her family and I have not seen, heard, talked or have had any other contact with her or her family, whatsoever since that time. My children are all married and independent. I formally sent her a divorce deed in 2010 on a stamp court paper duly witnessed and notarized.
My questions are as follows:
- Is this divorce deed valid?
- What is the status of this marriage when both partners have had no contact for 6 years?
- Do I now have to get a divorce again as per the Shia Islamic law?