Binghamton, NY asked in Family Law for New York

Q: How do you get divorced if you cannot track down your spouse?

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2 Lawyer Answers
Paula  McGill
Paula McGill
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Licensed in New York

A: File the summons and complaint. Keep a record of how you attempted to find your spouse Thereafter, file a petition with the court to serve by publication.

Allan Wolk
Allan Wolk
  • New City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Hello. There are several steps that have to be followed. You have to show the court that you made a diligent effort to locate your spouse. Use of the internet can help here. If you find him, he can be served.

If not, then a petition has to be filed showing your efforts and asking for substitute service thru the local newspaper. Call me for a free consultation. 845 634 8179 And see me website: www.wolk-divorce-attorney-com Allan Wolk

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