Minneapolis, MN asked in Family Law for Minnesota

Q: What does this mean? "I have made the following efforts to get the non-applicant parent’s address from these persons:"

This is for an affidavit in support of order for publication and order for publication (minor name change). Is she able to state that no effort has been made?

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A: As a general rule, a person requesting service by publication must demonstrate that they have used reasonable diligence to locate the person to be served and have attempted unsuccessfully to serve that person in-person as a condition precedent to obtaining an order for service by publication. Stating that no efforts have been made is highly likely to result in a denial of a motion for service by publication.

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