Doak Willis' answer The process server can serve the spouse also so you can get personal jurisdiction over both. The server will have to file his return of service showing he served the husband by leaving his summons with the wife. They must live together where she was served.
Richard Winblad's answer This is a great question. Generally judges are disinclined to allow a non-attorney to participate in proceedings. However, there is the authority to allow an agent under a power of attorney to participate on behalf of his or her Principal.
Attorney General Opinion 03-026 reads concludes as as follows:
It is, therefore, the official Opinion of the Attorney General that:
An individual holding a Power of Attorney or Durable Power of Attorney may be authorized by his or...
Gary Johnston Dean's answer You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this problem. There are a lot of factors involved here. Being able to discuss all of them is necessary for the right decision on how to proceed.
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Gary Johnston Dean's answer Sorry, but this happens when 2 parties are on a loan. You can however put a statement explaining it in your credit file with all 3 national credit bureaus. Visit their websites for information.
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Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer If it is worth that much, find a local attorney to send her a demand letter. A good attorney may also find other things to go after (such as wage and hour violations, final paycheck issues, etc.), and many attorneys will do flat rate work for a simple demand letter.
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