Divorce In Tennessee When You Don’t Know Where Your Spouse Is

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Divorce In Tennessee When You Don’t Know Where Your Spouse Is

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Divorce In Tennessee When You Don’t Know Where Your Spouse Is

On Behalf of | Feb 23, 2022 | divorce | 0 comments

Many people seeking divorces do not know where their spouse is, particularly if they have been separated for a long time. What is the solution? How do you serve your spouse the divorce pleadings? You can serve the spouse by publication in the newspaper. It has to run for four consecutive weeks, and then there is a thirty-day period that the spouse has to file a response. If no response is filed, a hearing can be scheduled and the Court can finalize the divorce. There are certain procedural requirements such as the filing with the Court of an affidavit of attempts to locate the spouse, but if all procedures are filed you can obtain a divorce even if you can’t locate your spouse.