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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:

1
a summons for the defendant has been issued and returned "Not to be found," and
2
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

Credits

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