Your lawyer representing you in the divorce should be able to answer your questions about service. I suggest that you submit your questions in writing and insist on a response. Ask specifically about service by publication, which is permitted when serrvice on the party at his or her last known address has been attempted and has failed. If a debt is in both names, then either one of you could be held responsible by the creditor for the full amount. If you have not had marital property and debts divided by written/signed/notarized agreement or by court order prior to judgment of divorce, you will lose your legal right to do so.
Lara Stanford Davis
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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