I went through legal services and a lawyer paid the lawyer 600 dollars he got the papers and refused to sign them. What do I have to pay in to get put in the newspaper or do you know if divorce.com does that? I don't know where he is at and have not heard from him in seven years
For a contested divorce, you have to correctly prepare a Rule 4 summons by publication that is then issued by the appropriate chancery court. Then, you pay a newspaper to publish the summons by publication. The publication must be made once a week for three consecutive weeks. After a waiting period, you can then set your divorce for a final hearing to prove the grounds for divorce in your original pleading. You will need an attorney to handle this for you.
You need a lawyer.
What you are dealing with is a due process issue which the Courts look at very closely. For the summons by publication to be valid, you must do certain things and certain language must be either included in the Complaint or in an affidavit filed with the Court prior to summons being issued. If you don't take the correct steps, the publication and the expense will be wasted (along with your time and effort).
No attorney-client relationship has been formed by this response. The response given herein should not be your only inquiry into the matter or issue. You should schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney to fully explain the facts so that the attorney can make an informed analysis and recommendation concerning your problem and advise you of your rights. The response provided is not legal advice and you should not rely upon it in taking any action without first consulting with and discussing fully your issue with an experienced attorney. Contact an attorney and schedule an appointment immediately to further discuss your case. For further information which may be helpful to your question, please visit my website at www.jonhpowell.com.
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline