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How to serve divorce papers

I know the town my ex is in
but he does not have a
physical address, he lives
in his truck, is the
sufficient to serve divorce
papers?

Asked on February 19, 2018 under Family Law, Colorado

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Your ex can be served if a process server can find where the truck is parked in which your ex lives.  If your ex is employed, he can be served at work or any other location.
If that isn't possible, your ex can be served by publication.  Service by publication is running a notice of your petition for dissolution of marriage in the legal notices section of a newspaper for the specific amount of time required by the court in which you are filing for divorce.  Ask the court clerk how long the notice must run in the newspaper for it to constitute effective service by publication.  Service by publication is effective even if your ex never sees the notice in the newspaper.


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