She has 20 days to answer the summons from the date of receipt.
There are many details to the way the summons is served and if it is
accompanied by the complaint or just with a Notice which may change the
way in which you must respond.
I do not understand what you mean as ” declare the divorce publicly,” but he must make a serious effort to serve her personally.
Please have her call me at 212-370-1660 to discuss mediating the divorce.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq.\Divorce Solutions