A Publication Divorce is a type of default divorce that is granted when your spouse cannot be located in order to be served with your Complaint or Complaint and Summons.
When your spouse’s whereabouts are unknown, you’ll be expected to do significant leg work in terms of searching through records, contacting your spouse’s family members, and reaching out to old friends in order to locate them.
When your thorough searches hit a dead end, a judge may authorize you to use the paper of record to issue a public notice of your intention to divorce your spouse.
They’ll have a window of time in which to respond to the public notice, and if they do not, you can have a default divorce.
The process is complicated, and your searches can happen much faster with a team by your side.
If you think a Publication Divorce may be required in your case, call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney for free.