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Old 01-04-2006, 04:52 PM
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Is it possible to get uncontested divorce when spouse is in another province? Address completely unknown. Separated since 1978.
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Old 01-05-2006, 09:52 AM
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patrickm,

You can definitely obtain an uncontested divorce when the respondent is resident in another province, but you have to know where she is. You may want to consider hiring a private investigator to find her. Information such as a SIN, last known address, or anything else you have may be very helpful.

If it is absolutely impossible to find her, you may bring a motion for substituted service. If successful, this would allow you to serve your wife via e-mail, at her last known address or at a family member's residence. Fees for this depends on whether or not you hire a lawyer to do this for you. Having a lawyer's expertise behind the motion may save you a lot of time and trouble, but if you are properly prepared you could certainly do this yourself.

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