P.O. Boxes Are Routinely Accepted
When you file for divorce or respond to your spouse's divorce petition, you will be required to include your address on this and other documents. In fact, the instructions or form itself will ask you to provide either a street address or P.O. Box. For example, in the instructions for Ohio's divorce complaint, the applicant is asked to include a P.O. Box, if applicable. On Vermont's summons form, which is sent along with the petition, the parties' apartment or P.O. Box number is requested in the address section. In the instructions for Arizona's divorce petition, the applicant is advised to provide a P.O. Box if she has an order of protection against her spouse. By providing a P.O. Box, your spouse and the court can contact you by mail and send documents related to your divorce, and if there's a concern for your safety, this can also prevent your spouse from knowing where you are.