Jacksonville, FL asked in Divorce for Georgia

Q: Is it better to wait to be served divorce papers , or be the first to file ?

My husband asked me for a divorce , I left the house last June, due to violent behavior and have talked to him every day since he went to a 30 in house program for PTSD...I'm staying with my son in Jacksonville fl helping out with their newborn child , and he all the sudden called me last Wednesday asking for a divorce wants me to sign off the deed and just walk away ....all my belongings are in Ga at our place ...I dont even have a car because I let him trade it in on a truck he bought ...

I need advice and probably a lawyer, but am not working either...family has offered to help out but not sure where to start ...

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Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
Answered
  • Marietta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It doesn’t really matter whether you’re the plaintiff or defendant. As the defendant you would counterclaim for divorce anyway. I would recommend consulting an attorney, especially with children and violent behavior involved.

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Samantha A Holloway
Samantha A Holloway
Answered
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: FYI, it costs roughly $230 to file for divorce and an additional $50-$75 to serve the divorce papers. These costs are paid by the spouse filing the divorce, not the receiving spouse.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It doesn't matter who files.

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