Divorces are so common in America for various reasons like spouse cheating or falling out of love to them being mean and abusive among many more. Divorce is a process that involves child custody and support battles, alimony and even dividing assets among many more things that you will have to go through first but Before you can get there, however, you will have to file appropriate paperwork. Getting the spouse to sign the paperwork in person or through the mail will be the next step and this is usually easy for some of the people. This is not always easy for some people as it can be a challenge to track down the partner, and this is where the legal but last resort, publication through a newspaper can be applied. There are steps to getting there however.
Filling for the divorce and paying the filing fee is the first step that you will have to go through, the traditional way. The clerk will then issue summon for the spouse and then you will get to tracking them down through all other possible means. You will then record all the other means if you couldnt track them as evidence that you actually did try all you could to track them. You and the file for the order of publication that will require a judges sign after you submit the affidavit proof of all the other attempts that you made.
There are approved newspapers and cases where there may be specifying of the terms like when they are believed to not be in the state, and these are among the things that you should ask about before just picking one and publishing the notice all over. After work paper work is done, and you have chosen the right newspaper, you can now take the copy of the judges command to the newspapers office. You should not just drop it on the front desk and walk away since it will be your job to follow up and make sure that they actually publish, and sign an affidavit that they did and for the orders time and return that to court. When you get here, you will have notified the spouse of the divorce and done your part, which means that you can then get on with the rest of the divorce process. If you are ready to walk away, not tracking the spouse should be the last thing that holds you back because there are such last resorts that you can put into use.