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Understanding the process of 'divorce by publication'

In a divorce, there are cases when the other party cannot be located. However, this doesn't mean that a person has to remain married to an absentee or uncooperative spouse. For those living in Colorado, the state requires that the petitioner, or the person filing the divorce, do a comprehensive search to locate the defendant or the absentee spouse. Marrison Family Law can help their clients proceed with a divorce by publication.

Even if the spouses have been living away from each other for a long time, the court requires the party filing for divorce to locate the absentee spouse to proceed. The petitioner, on the other hand, must submit proof that they have tried all efforts to locate their spouse. Documenting online searches, visits to known addresses, and contacts with family members can help build the case. If the petitioner fails to serve the notice, they can request for service by consolidated notice. As this is a crucial step in the divorce process, it would be n…

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