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    Justice2 is offline Junior Member
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    Seeking a Divorce and Child Support but Can Not Locate Spouse

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? GA

    Hello,

    I have been separated from my husband since 3/2006. While I do talk to him often, I have been unable to obtain an address for him and or child support. I would like to know what are my options for filing for a divorce and obtaining child support from him. He apparently does not want to provide any information for me to get the divorce and GA Child Support has be unsuccessful since 6/2007 to obtain any type of financial support from him.

    I am at my wits end trying to get unhooked from him and get some help financially for our 2 children. We do not have a home together but he has created some debts in my name I would like to get rectified.

    Thank you so much!!!!!
    Justice2
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    Farfalla is offline Member
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    Have you tried things like on-line searches and services to find his address?

    Do you have his social security number? Perhaps from years when you filed taxes jointly?
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    seniorjudge is offline Senior Member
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    File your lawsuit.

    The marriage will be dissolved.

    Support will have to wait till you find him.
    There are two rules for success:

    (1) Never tell everything you know.
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    Gracie3787 is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice2 View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? GA

    Hello,

    I have been separated from my husband since 3/2006. While I do talk to him often, I have been unable to obtain an address for him and or child support. I would like to know what are my options for filing for a divorce and obtaining child support from him. He apparently does not want to provide any information for me to get the divorce and GA Child Support has be unsuccessful since 6/2007 to obtain any type of financial support from him.

    I am at my wits end trying to get unhooked from him and get some help financially for our 2 children. We do not have a home together but he has created some debts in my name I would like to get rectified.

    Thank you so much!!!!!
    Justice2
    You can file for divorce and after proving that you cannot find his address, you can serve him by publication. You'll be able to be divirced, but the court cannot order CS until he has been located and served notice.

    If you talk to him often, is he calling on a cell phone, or a land line?
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    Serve him at his last known address. That may be the marital residence. If certified mail doesn't work then attempt regular mail. IF it is received and not returned, he is served.
    Parents should remember 3 things: Love your kids more than you hate your ex; when you have children the relationship with the other parent is until death; your children determine what type of nursing home you end up in.
    Nothing stated by me should be taken as giving you legal advice or forming an attorney/client relationship.

    Attorney-GAL in Ohio.

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