I am a Brooklyn Uncontested Divorce Attorney and I specialize in Divorce by Publication. Many people wonder if they can get a divorce if they cannot find their spouse or if they can get a No Signature Required Divorce.
The law says a person can only obtain a divorce if the spouse is served with Notice of the divorce. This can be accomplished by Service of a Summons and Verified Complaint or via service by an alternative method, which is generally via Publication if a spouse cannot be found and as such is unable to be served. If your spouse is served, then you must present an Affidavit of Service to the Court, which sworn to under the penalty of perjury, that your spouse was served. If you are party to the divorce, then you cannot personally serve your spouse.
If you have any other questions about this post, I would be happy to answer them.