Denver, CO asked in Divorce for Colorado

Q: How do I file for divorce if i don't know where my husband is?

I know he went back to Michigan and I know the general area he probably is staying but I don't know for sure where in Michigan he is. He probably also won't sign the papers even if I can track him down to serve him. He said he wouldn't let me divorce him but does he really have a choice? Can he really just refuse a divorce? I just want to end this chapter of my life and he seems to be intent on doing everything he can to make it harder for me to do so.

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Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko
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  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: If you make diligent efforts to locate him and can not, then you can request to serve him by publication. The Court could grant a divorce that way, however would not have jurisdiction over financial support or out of state property.

John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III
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  • Louisville, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: First, you have to make reasonable efforts to locate him. If you still cannot locate him, you can request the court permit service by publication. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.

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