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The DC Code: § 13-338 Prerequisites for order of publication.

Index13 Procedure Generally. (Refs & Annos)

An order for the substitution of publication for personal service may not be made until:

a summons for the defendant has been issued and returned "Not to be found," and
the nonresidence of the defendant or his absence for at least six months is proved by affidavit to the satisfaction of the court.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 13-338. 1973 Ed., § 13-338. DC CODE § 13-338 Current through December 11, 2012


(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 514, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1.)