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#212, posted 27 Feb 2022 2:01 pm91 words
Des (Offline)

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My brother lives in Boston, MA and his wife lives in Pennsylvania. They have lived apart for 2.5 years and he has filed for divorce. The divorce is uncontested but she keeps moving and has not signed the divorce papers. He has tried to get in contact with her for months now to sign the papers but with her constantly moving he can not reach her. He does not have the money for an attorney and therefore is not sure what to do about her. Is there anything he can do?

#215, posted 28 Feb 2022 11:27 pm, in reply to #212166 words
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Dear Des,

With the circumstances you described it is hard to believe that this divorce is uncontested.

As far as we know, your brother has two choices:
First is to try his best to get in touch with his wife; second is to file for contested divorce. In this case, after you file your divorce complaint to the Court, you will be issued a "Summons". This summons and a copy of the Complaint must be forwarded or given to the Sheriff or Constable in the County where the Defendant lives. Your brother may use his wife’s last known residence. These papers will be "served" on the defendant by the sheriff's department. After the sheriff "serves" these papers, they will either forward to you, as plaintiff, or the Court the original summons with a "Return of Service" on the back of the Summons.

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Edited 28 Feb 2022 11:29 pm by Customer Support Reply  

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