Jasper, TN asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia

Q: What do i do if i do not know my wife's address to send divorce papers.

We have a son together that she has made no effort to contact since middle of Sept 2020. We habe been separated for a year. I got him due to her using drugs right after the separation. I know that most likely an attorney will have to get involved. Id just like to know the quickest way to get this done since I dont have her address and we have a child together.

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Onyema Anene Farrey
Onyema Anene Farrey
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You must do a diligent search for her address...contact family members, hire a private process server to perform a skip trace, send an email, text or social media message to ask her for her address, or it may be as simple as calling her and asking her to sign an Acknowledgment and Waiver of Service form voluntary so you do not have to get her physically served. There are a number of options that can be exercised. These are just a few. The judge will want to see that you have made these efforts before you seek the court’s help.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If you don't have her address, there is not a quick way to get it done. An attorney can file an emergency hearing, but she must be served. An attorney can help you determine the best way to accomplish that. You may need to hire a private investigator to find her.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You will need to exhaust all efforts to locate her. You can do this through hiring a skip tracer. If you are unable to after doing that then you may be able to divorce by publication. You should work with an attorney who can help you with the proper course of action regarding your case.

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