Can you divorce someone if you don't know where they are?
Can you divorce someone if you don’t know where they are?
Can you divorce someone using publication?
Attorney Tom Olsen: Let’s go to Josh in Davenport. Josh, you’re on News 96.5, go ahead.
Josh: I’m engaged to my fiancée and she is still married to a man who was recently deported back to Morocco and we’re trying to figure out what’s the easiest way to get divorced when we don’t know where he is. His whereabouts are unknown.
Attorney Tom Olsen: Well Josh, good news for you, okay? Usually, in any kind of lawsuit, including a divorce lawsuit, starts by serving a copy of the lawsuit on the defendant. Put it in his hands, okay? Most lawsuits require that you serve the defendant personally using a process server and service of process. There are some kinds of lawsuits where you can publish a notice in the paper as a way to get jurisdiction over the person, including a divorce action. Even though you don’t know where he is, you can get a divorce from him by publishing a notice of the divorce action in the newspaper. In other words, you can get service of process on him via publication in the newspaper.
Now, we would be pleased to assist her with that divorce Josh. If you want to call our office, Paul Newnum, he is our family law divorce attorney. He is at our office right now. You can call him next week at 407-423-5561.
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