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You are able to file for divorce even if you are unable to locate your spouse. There are methods to obtain an order for "substituted service" when you are unable to serve your husband personally. If you have made diligent efforts to locate his whereabouts and have been unsuccessful, you can seek to obtain an order to serve him "by publication" through a local newspaper.
An experienced attorney can assist you in this process, which can generally completed relatively quickly and without the need for a court appearance.
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The Law Firm of Liou & Maisonet, PLLC
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One can petition the court for permission to serve via publication - but only after a diligent search.
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