You had some other thread also on this forum. Picking the facts from there, I am responding. Ex-partee divorce is neither a procedure nor a matter of right to the petitioner. You file a petition giving the correct address of your husband (which is last known to you). If he accepts the court notice and does not appear in the court, then waiting for two to three dates, the court will start proceedings ex-partee. If the notice is not properly served or the notice comes back with the endorsement that the address is wrong or addressee is not available, then again you have to send notice to him. This happens two to three times. Later on you move an application seeking permission to publish the court notice in the news paper. Once after it is published, he will not come to court then the court proceeds ex-partee. After expartee proceedings within four to five months, the case will be decided. In ex-partee case also you have to prove the factum of marriage and the desertion without reasonable cause. Once court believes these two facts, then only divorce will be granted.