Winter Haven, FL asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida

Q: How to approach a divorce with wife when she has walked out on me and our kids won't hardly even speak to children

Has taken most of belongs from home. Has vehicle at know drug house and tag in my name. And says car has been towed. Lied to issue a temporary injunction on me. Is clearly on drugs. And a lot more that has happened

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Pamela J. Fero Esq.
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Pamela J. Fero Esq.
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Can you locate your wife or not?

You can file for divorce by publication if you have exhausted all efforts to locate your wife. You must prove that you made genuine efforts to locate your wife but turned to be fruitless. Prepare a dissolution of marriage notice for publication and get it approved by the court. Once approved, it must be published once a week for four weeks in a publication specializing in classified legal advertisements. If your wife does not respond within 28 days, you must file a notice of default with the court, allowing the divorce to proceed. Be aware that when a divorce is granted in this manner, the court will not rule on other related issues such as property division, child support, and child custody.

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