A New Jersey Divorce From Someone Living In A Foreign Country Such as India, China, Phillipines, Africa. There are times where a party wants to divorce another party that may be living abroad in a foreign country. I am often asked whether it can be done. Usually, the biggest issue with these divorces is service upon the other party in the foreign country. Generally, so long as personal service may be accomplished, the divorce may be put through in New Jersey. Initially, a divorce complaint and summons must be served upon the other party. If that other party is willing to sign off on an acknowledgment of service in the presence of a notary, generally, the Court will recognize that as good service. If neither personal service or an acknowledgment of service may not be obtained, there is also the possibility of motioning the court for substituted service via publication in a newspaper where the other party may be living or last known address.