What do I do if I want to get re-marry but can't find my ex husband won't sign the papers? 12 Answers as of May 24, 2013I got married in April 2011. We broke up not even a year later because he cheated numerous times. Being that I have major health issues, I find it unsafe for me to go through court hearings and all that stuff. He moved back to his parents in another state. He refuses to tell me his location and he refuses to sign any papers. I moved on and am ready to remarry, what do I do?
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
Get an attorney and file for divorce. If he cannot be located you can ask the court for alternate service. If you cannot go to multiple court hearings you will need an attorney and it will cost $$ you will have to go to at least 1 court hearing.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Webster & Associates | Anita Webster
You will have to file a complaint and serve him with the complaint. You will have to make an attempt to find him and serve him through a process server who will complete an Affidavit of Due Diligence if he cannot locate him. If the process server cannot locate him you will then need to use the Affidavit of Due Diligence to ask the court for permission to publish in a newspaper of general circulation for 4 weeks, enter a default judgment and proceed with the divorce that way. If the process server can locate him and serve him then he would need to file an Answer timely or again you would need to proceed with the default process.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
The Law Firm of Jessica M. Cotter, P.L.L.C. | Jessica M. Cotter
You should consult with experienced family law counsel to discuss your situation. It is possible to obtain a dissolution through the publication of the Summons, but there are strict rules involved. I do not believe it will be possible for you to obtain the divorce without attending at least one court hearing. If you do not have your marriage either dissolved or annulled, then you would have to lie to obtain a marriage license.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
John Russo | John Russo
Can't Marry until you are divorced, he has to sign nothing I don't know where you are getting that from, if that were the case no one would get divorced. Find out where he lives and have him served with process read the rules for domestic relations in your jurisdiction, you are not getting through this asking questions on these sites so if you won't retain counsel at least try and understand some of the procedural rules of the court.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
If he will not cooperate with an uncontested divorce and sign documents, you will have to file a contested divorce petition. Consult with an attorney regarding the jurisdictional issues and how you would go about filing for divorce and serving the documents.
Answer Applies to: Georgia