In divorce proceedings, parties are sometimes not able to locate their spouse. They may have separated years ago and no longer know where the other party resides or, for whatever reason, one party has disappeared. A person in this situation may believe that there is nothing they can do and that they are unable to get divorced. However, a missing spouse should not prevent a person from proceeding with their divorce. The law provides options for proceeding when they are unable to locate their spouse. A party can make a request to the court that the other party is served by publication of a consolidated notice.