I tried serving divorce papers through the court system. sheriff was unable to serve. I sent divorce papers certified mail and still nothing. I went to the courts to ask for a motion to publish a divorce notice via publication? The clerk stamped the form that I could go take to the newspaper to publish. How do I go about getting it published? Please help. This divorce is easy. No property, no financial, a 16 year old who lives with me. We have been separated for 4 years.
If you tried having her served, that might mean you know where she is. If you do, service by publication is no good. You need to hire a special process server to get the job done. You can only publish in cases where after making a diligent search, she cannot be located.
You cannot publish if you know where your spouse lives. You should hire a special process server. In the Cook County cases where it is lawful to publish, it is done through the Chicago Law Bulletin.
If you have a court order allowing publication, go to the Chicago Law Bulletin to publish.
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