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Georgia Residency Requirement

Before filing divorce, one spouse needs to meet the divorce residency requirement.

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State divorce laws require one spouse to be a resident of the state for six months before filing for divorce. The divorce petition is typically filed in the county where the filing spouse lives.

Work with a local Georgia divorce attorney to learn more about the divorce process and divorce requirements you need to know. Get legal advice about how to protect yourself and your family during a Georgia divorce today.

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The above synopsis of Georgia divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Georgia divorce attorney in your area.

Georgia divorce laws were last updated October 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.