This is a general forms kit providing information, forms and instructions on how to serve your spouse with the divorce papers by "alternative" or "substituted" means when you do not know where your spouse lives or works. The kit provides the instructions as well as forms for obtaining permission to serve the papers by such alternate means. However, you must remember, that you cannot accomplish valid service of the papers on your spouse unless you first make the written request of the court allowing you to do so. Otherwise, your service will be invalid and you will be unable to obtain the final divorce decree without a valid service of the papers on your spouse as authorized by law, or specifically ordered by the judge assigned to your case.
This is a not a state-specific form, which you may use as a guide if you have been unable to find a state-specific motion or instructions for serving by publication for your particular state.
Forms provided at this site are not a substitute for "legal advice." Should you have any legal questions concerning your particular situation or legal matter, you should contact an attorney in your state (or the state in which your legal matter is or has been filed), for legal advice and/or representation. We cannot assist you in form selection nor advise on your legal matters.