Q: I am not getting a str8 answer. My wife got a court divorce and married my bestfried. Am I divorced or not? Some say I am not and I do not know what to do. I have a three yr old daughter. (email)
A: Go to your local mufti or group of scholars and explain your situation to them. Go with her if it is safe to do so. Request the new person in her life be present so the outcome is clear.
Allah Certainly Knows Best.
p.s. we are lacking many details, was there abuse? Muslim court? American court? etc, etc.