I have been married since past 10 yrs , but living separetly from my wife since past 4 years . While married I was staying in Bangalore with my wife but thereafter I have migrated to West-Bengal to be with my parents.
My wife has filed plaint for divorce in Bangalore and I have recieved 5 summons till now asking me to appear at family court in Bangalore.
I am unable to travel to bangalore due to my mothers illness , father expired around 1 year ago.
1) Can I reply directely to court explaning them the cause of my absence
2) Can my lawyer from Bengal reply to the court in Bangalore by registered post / Does he need to physically appear
3) Do I need to contact lawyer in Bangalore and ask him to appear on my behalf