What does it mean to serve someone by publication?
“Service by publication” means that you publish the Summons or other document in a newspaper of general circulation in the area where your spouse or partner is likely to be. For service by publication, you will have to pay the newspaper a fee to publish the document.
How long does a publication divorce take?
From start to finish for a publication divorce it usually takes between 13 and 16 weeks to complete the case and obtain a final decree of divorce (compared to between 6 and 10 weeks for an uncontested divorce).
Can you get a divorce by putting it in the newspaper?
If you cannot find your spouse, you can request permission from the court to publish a notice of the divorce in the newspaper or post a notice in the courthouse. This is called a Motion to Serve by Publication or Posting.
How do I recover from a divorce I didn’t want?
Healing After DivorceAccept that your path to getting over your divorce will twist and turn. Be patient with yourself. Know it’s about you and not them. Know it’s about them and not you. Allow yourself to grieve, but don’t wallow. Practice kindness. Have hope. Be courageous.