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What if my spouse cannot be found or evades service of the divorce papers?


What if my spouse cannot be found or evades service of the divorce papers?


If your spouse can’t be found, then there’s a process that you have to go through. First, you have to exhaust all avenues of trying to serve the person. You would have to at the end of it, there’s a checklist of everything that you have to do to try and reach the person and serve them. You have to fill out an Affidavit of Diligent Search. Once you complete that, you attach it to a Motion for Constructive Service. You go in front of the court and ask for permission to serve constructively, which is service through publication. Assuming that’s granted, you’re allowed to advertise in approved magazines or newspapers to try and serve the person for several days. Then, you wait the 20-day period, and then if they don’t respond, you can get them defaulted usually.

Couple Inside Car After Road Traffic Accident With Male Driver Suffering Whiplash Injury

Personal Injury

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Traffic Accidents

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Crash, Bicycle Accident

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Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Injunctions

Handcuffed hands

Criminal Defense

Domestic Battery, VOP, Drug Possession, Theft, Sex Offenses

Male Driver Being Handcuffed And Arrested By Female Traffic Police Officer For Driving Offence

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Reduce Your Charge, Breath Test Refusal, Improper Stop, Field Sobriety Tests

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