Contact Military if You Do Not Know Your Spouse’s Location
The court protects people who cannot respond to a Divorce Complaint because they are in the military service. If the defendant does not file an Appearance form, you will have to prove to the court that he or she is not in the U.S. military service.
You must fill out an Affidavit Concerning Military Service (JD-FM-178), swearing that the defendant is not in the military. If you do not know if the defendant is in the military, go to Defense Manpower Data Center website at http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/scra/scraHome.do to find out. If you need assistance contact any Judicial Branch Court Service Center.