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Getting Divorced When You Can’t Locate Your Spouse
There are many reasons why a couple choose to divorce. However, if you find yourself dealing with the end of a marriage, and you are unable to find your spouse, what can you do?
With a traditional divorce case, you will serve your spouse with divorce papers and move forward with the case. If you have made diligent efforts to find your spouse, and you are unable to locate them, you can ask the court for an Order of Notice by Publication.
A notice of publication means you will post a notice in the newspaper near the last known whereabouts of your spouse. The advertisement needs to run for approximately three weeks to give your spouse time to respond to the notice.
If you are unable to find your spouse, you can divorce them without their participation in the proceedings. The judge will determine if enough was done on your part to find your spouse and notify them of the divorce.
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Moving Forward After Divorce
We know how challenging a divorce can be. We work hard to help our clients move through their divorce on a stable and secure future. Having Ammon Nelson on your side is the best way to help you avoid legal hurdles that can cause problems in your case.
Why choose Ammon Nelson Law, PLLC?
- We have over a decade of family law experience*.
- Nominated and awarded “New Parental Defender of the Year” in 2018*
- We are in Good Standing at Avvo
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- We are devoted and compassionate legal advocates.
- Wrote “5 Things You Must Know Before Filing For Divorce in North Carolina”
*Ammon Nelson Law, PLLC was established in 2011 in Utah and received permission to practice law in North Carolina in 2021.
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