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How do you divorce an incarcerated spouse?

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2005-10-17 13:47:33
2005-10-17 13:47:33

The procedure is the same as if the person were not in confinement. File the proper documents in the state court of venue where you reside, and he will be served notice in accordance with the laws of that state.

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