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After a divorce is filed, the petition must be served on the respondent. This is mandatory.Without proper service, the divorce cannot continue or be finalized.

If your spouse resides in another country service can be more difficult. If the country is a Hague Convention country (most countries are) then service must be done in a particular way which can be time consuming and costly. If the country is not a Hague Convention Country, service can be easier.

However, if you do not know his/her exact address or if the spouse is not cooperative, then service can be more difficult.

The attorney will discuss your options when you wish to divorce a spouse who resides in another country.

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