[ Text of section effective until March 31, 2012. Repealed by 2008, 521, Sec. 27. See 2008, 521, Sec. 44 as amended by 2010, 409, Sec. 23 and 2011, 224.]
Section 29. The return day of said notice shall be not less than six months after the date of such order. The court shall order a copy of said notice to be served on all of said parties who may reside within the commonwealth, within sixty days after the date of such notice. Said notice shall be published in one or more newspapers within the commonwealth, and also, if within the United States, in one or more newspapers, if any such there be, in the town, or in the county, in case there is no newspaper published in such town, where the absentee last resided or was known to have last been. Such publication shall be at least once in each of three successive weeks, within thirty days after the date of the order in such newspaper or newspapers published within the commonwealth, and within sixty days after the date of the order in such newspaper or newspapers published without the commonwealth, and a copy of the notice shall be mailed within thirty days after the date of the order to the last known address of such absentee. The court may order further notice to be given within or without the commonwealth. Proof of such service shall be made by affidavit, or in such other manner as the court may order.