You need to have the divorce papers served to him by a process server. Once he receives service, if he does not file an answer to the court within a designated time, you can get what is called a default judgment. This means you can get a divorce without his appearance. Still, you might want to consider hiring a divorce attorney to ensure that all the necessities are taken care of.
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