How to Find an Ex-Husband

by Laura ONeill

Finding an ex-husband is usually not too difficult. Whether you need to locate him for legal purposes or for personal reasons, you should be able to do it with relative ease. By using family members, municipal courts, the phone book, the Internet and private investigators, you will most likely find your ex-husband.

Ask Family and Friends

Contact your ex-husband's friends and family members and ask them for your ex-husband’s contact information. This might be quickest way to find your ex-husband. Chances are high that your ex-husband’s family will know where he is and will be able to assist you in finding him.

Reach out on Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and so on include search bars that let you look up your ex-husband by name. However, these sites may return hundreds of matches if your husband has a common name. Before turning to social media, navigate to Google images and input your ex-husband's full name. If you see an image of your ex-husband click on it, and it should take you back to one of his social media accounts.

Contact the Local Municipal Court

If your ex-husband still lives in the same area and has had any traffic violations or parking tickets, they would be a matter of public records. This tells you if he still lives in the same general area.

Check the Phone Book

If your ex-husband has an uncommon name, you can easily track him down by using the online or print version of the phone book. You could also try performing an online search for your ex-husband. Several online websites allow you to search for a person for no charge. All you usually need is a name or a phone number.

Hire a Private Investigator

If all else fails, hire a private investigator. Private investigators make their living tracking people down. They may be expensive, but they can bring results.

About the Author

Laura O'Neill is a stay-at-home mother and professional online writer specializing in travel and women's studies-related articles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from The George Washington University.