Signs of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a hidden secret in most families and relationships. Fear of retribution from the abuser, shame, and embarrassment keeps many victims from speaking out. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 12 million men and women become victims of domestic violence each year in the United States.

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Divorce by Publication

The divorce process usually begins when one spouse files a petition for divorce. The petitioner must satisfy the service of process requirement by notifying his or her spouse of the case filing. This notice, typically delivered in person by a process server, establishes the court’s jurisdiction on the defendant spouse.

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