Atlanta, GA asked in Divorce for Georgia

Q: Ga native, moved to FL for 1yr now getting a divorce and moved back home to GA. There's no way for me to file now?

We were married in Ga 7yrs ago. This is the first time I've ever lived out of state and it was only for 1yr. I just moved back a month ago. He is now living with his girlfriend still in Florida. It is completely 100% uncontested and we have agreed on EVERYTHING. Do I really have to wait 6 months before being able to even file??

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

A: The law requires that you have to be a resident for 6 months before filing. You can speak to an attorney about whether the temporary time in Florida makes you have to start over with the 6 months.

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
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  • Dacula, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You should speak to an attorney directly regarding your divorce filing. Then they can determine if you permanently changed your residence previously or not.

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