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My spouse is in Mexico last time I knew about him it's been 12 years I haven't heard anything about him. He doesn't have a social nor is nor and address or phone number. My application won't let me proceed. What can i do with this?

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Texas

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Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I really want to get a divorce. It's been 12 years I don't anything about him. I really want the divorce
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
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Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
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Family Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Family Law Attorney replied 5 months ago
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Family Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Family Law Attorney replied 5 months ago

So you're trying to get a divorce and you can't find your ex, correct?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Correct
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
What can I do in this situation?
Family Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Family Law Attorney replied 5 months ago

You would need to file for divorce and ask the court for what's called 'substituted service'

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Family Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Family Law Attorney replied 5 months ago

That basically means that rather than serving him in the "usual" way, like via a process server, you're asking the court to publish the notification in the newspaper or via facebook or something along those lines.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ooh ok so I won't be able to finish my application at the moment
Family Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Family Law Attorney replied 5 months ago

No, you can still file your complaint - you just have to ask the court to permit you to serve it in an alternate manner.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Oh ok. So what I payed for this web site. And since I couldn't proceed my application here. Would I be able to get my refund back
Family Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Family Law Attorney replied 5 months ago

Were you looking to have us file your divorce application for you? We can't do that... I'll contact customer service for you if you're looking for a refund.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Please and thank you.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I though it was for divorce.
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