You will need to supply the court with proof that you made publication, if possible work with a local attny it won't be that expensive and you will ensure that it is doen properly, take care.
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There is a whole statute on service by publication in Florida. It is called "Constructive Service" and is delineated by Chapter 49, Florida Statutes. The statute will basically walk you through the process. I would read the complete statute, if you have not, and then see if you still have questions.
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