Private service processor will cost you more, but can be more efficient. I would suggest service at your ex's place of work or activity when they least expect it. People looking to dodge service are usually on the lookout when they are at their residence.
Best of luck.
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A private investigator/process server will be able to find the most current information on your spouse using a variety of data bases. In my experience, police agencies will serve process on private individuals, but some of them may not always be that diligent since they have no real interest in serving the person like a private process server. Good luck.
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