I have been married for 18 yrs, my husband has moved out of state with his girlfriend. How do I file for divorce when I don't know where he lives to have papers served? Can I still get a divorce even if I can't locate him?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Filing question
Yes you may file for Divorce by simply filing a Complaint for Divorce and publishing the notice in the local newspaper of his last known address. This publication must be for 6 consecutive weeks. This is called giving constuctive notice. After the 6 weeks of notice, he has 28 days to Answer the Complaint. If he fails to do so, you may file for a default Judgment and the Court will grant you a Divorce. If you have additional questions, please call my office.
David P. Drew