Need phone numbers to contact...like an embassy number here in US where they would know the procedures...Help...don't know where to begin!
You should call an attorney as soon as you can to get into a few more details of your case.
If the person has a primary residence in America you might be able to serve that person notoriously if another adult lives at the residence (usually a family member or roommate).
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You begin by getting a lawyer. There are a complex set of international rules where you must not only satisfy the Georgia court but may have to follow the very complex Hague Convention or the laws of that country. And your judge will (see below) be a variable, And while embassies may refer you to local counsel in Korea, they are banned from giving legal; advice. You really have two choices here, as frankly even lawyers struggle with the complexity of international service. One is to proceed pro se, probably mess up and delay or prevent a divorce. The other is to get a professional, called a lawyer, who also will know your judge and court. My experience is that some Georgia judges view the issue of serving American nationals overseas differently than others. The fact that you don't know where to begin is because you haven't spent years in law school, and had CLE every year and practical experience with your court.
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So you think you want to handle your own divorce and you don't even know how to serve the other party? Do you think that in the middle of court you can say, "Hold on, Judge, I need to post a question on Avvo" and the judge is going to wait for you to get an answer?
No. You're in over your head. Go hire a lawyer.
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