What if my spouse cannot be found to serve the divorce papers?
If you are unaware where the respondent is residing at the time that you are seeking the divorce then you can do a diligent search. A diligent search will result in an affidavit in which the process server attempts to find the respondent. If it comes back with an address then you would attempt to serve there. If it comes back and there are no known addresses for the respondent, then you can serve by publication.