My boyfriend is looking to buy a house but is still legally married so he would like to get a legalized divorce first. Neither parties own personal property. He has three children 24, 21, and 17. He has custody of the 17 year old and she lives with him. They haven’t been together since 2002. He thinks it will be uncontested. Unfortunately we do not know if his future ex has a physical address. To our knowledge she has been bouncing back and forth living between friends/acquaintances. Also, he and the children believe she has a serious drug problem. He doesn’t know if she’d sign the papers, be able to be located to be served the papers, or be in a legal mental state to be able to understand what shes signing to sign them.
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Your boyfriend should call and schedule consultations with local divorce attorneys to determine the best course of action. He may be able to petition the court for alternative service, like divorce by publication, if he is unable to locate his wife.
Most attorneys offer free consultations.
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To answer this question, you or he will need to call around to local attorneys. It might be uncontested, but serving his spouse is going to be a problem. If you need to serve her by alternative means that will drive up the cost. It will be cheaper to find her for service. Good luck!
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