He must be served but most states provide that you need not disclose your address so long as there are no children.
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Unfortunately, he must be served with Dissolution of Marriage papers, but he does not have to know where you are located, due to the abuse you have been subjected to and your fear of him. In order for a California court to dissolve a marriage, both parties must be notified that a proceeding has been filed. If one party to a marriage wants a divorce, the other party cannot "contest" it. There will be a divorce, no matter what.Ask a similar question
You are in a scary situation but there are resources to help you. You can keep your address confidential and you have the right to have a domestic violence support person present for hearings. But you have to notify your husband to get a divorce.
Here are some links that may help:
And may I add that getting a restraining order for every person who has been abused or threatened is an important first step to punishing an abuser.
Best of luck to you.
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The other attorneys are correct in that you DO have to serve the ex. You should consult with an attorney to discuss both the legal issues and your legitimate safety concerns.
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