What you are referring to is service by publication, which is only appropriate if you can absolutely not serve the other party. Most process serving companies have an ability to run a "skip trace" based on a person's name, last address, or social security number. Typically, doing this "skip trace" will return the person's most current address. Then the process serving company will find your husband to personally serve him the papers. If after these attempts you can still not locate your husband, service by publication may be appropriate.
My recommendation would be that you obtain a free consultation from a family law attorney to review your case before taking action.
Judd S. Nemiro
Law Offices of Judd S. Nemiro, PLLC
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