Legal Question in Family Law in Texas

in texas what if you can not find your spouse how do you proceed with divorce

Asked on 8/28/13, 8:02 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Adam Kielich The Kielich Law Firm

There are specific service procedures you must follow to try to locate and serve your spouse. If you cannot find your spouse after following those procedures then the court may authorize substitute service in which you can post notice of the divorce in the local paper. That doesn't mean if you don't know where he or she is you can just publish an ad in the paper. You will have to show you took steps to locate him or her, such as hiring an investigative company to try to locate him or her.

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Answered on 8/28/13, 8:15 am

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