Q: Good morning. I am currently seeking to divorce my wife but I live in Georgia and she lives in Florida.
I spoke with legal counsel this morning and they informed me that I should reach out to Florida attorneys as they have no jurisdiction and can’t serve her since she lives in Florida.
A: If this is an uncontested divorce without children, i.e., you are in agreement on all issues, then you could file in Georgia and she could sign a waiver of jurisdiction and venue. If it's a contested divorce or the children are in Florida, FL has jurisdiction.
A: The divorce can be filed in Georgia. If there are children and they live in Florida, you have to file in Florida.
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