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Georgia Divorce Laws
Georgia Residency Requirements
No court shall grant a divorce to any person who has not been a bona fide resident of this state for six months before the filing of the petition for divorce, provided that any person who has been a resident of any United States Army post or military reservation within this state for one year next preceding the filing of the petition may bring an action for divorce in any county adjacent to the United States Army post or military reservation; and provided, further, that a nonresident of this state may file a petition for divorce, in the county of residence of the respondent, against any person who has been a resident of this state and of the county in which the action is brought for a period of six months prior to the filing of the petition. The divorce is typically filed with in county in which the filing spouse lives. (Georgia Code - Sections: 19-5-5)
Georgia Divorce Grounds:
(1) The marriage is irretrievably broken. Under no circumstances shall the court grant a divorce on this ground until not less than 30 days from the date of service on the respondent.
Georgia Property and Debt Division
There are no factors listed in the statutes regarding what is considered by the court when distributing the property upon divorce. The verdict of the jury disposing of the property in a divorce case shall be carried into effect by the court by entering such judgment or decree or taking such other steps as are usual in the exercise of the court«s equitable powers to execute effectually and fully the jury's verdict. (Georgia Code - Sections: 19-5-13)
Georgia Spousal Support, Maintenance, or Alimony:
Alimony may awarded to a spouse unless that spouse is guilty of desertion or adultery. This being said, marital conduct is considered in alimony awards in the state of Georgia. Also the following other factors are considered by the court when the parties can not agree on an alimony arrangement; participation each party had to the marital estate; the length of the marriage; the future financial resources of each party; the age and health of each party; the future earning potential of each party; the net worth of each party's separate property; the standard of living sustained during the marriage; and rehabilitative time one party may need to gain employment. (Georgia Code - Sections: 19-5-5)
Georgia Custody and Visitation:
In all cases in which a divorce is granted, the party not in default shall be entitled to the custody of the minor children of the marriage. However, in all cases in which a divorce is granted, an application for divorce is pending, or a change in custody of a minor child is sought, the court, in the exercise of a sound discretion, may look into all the circumstances of the parties, including but not limited to; the parental suitability of each parent, the needs of the child, the prior role of each parent, the wishes of the child, the location of the residences of each parent, and any agreement between the parents. In addition to other factors that a court may consider in a proceeding in which the custody of a child or visitation by a parent is at issue and in which the court has made a finding of family violence. In all cases in which the child has reached the age of 14 years, the child shall have the right to select the parent with whom he or she desires to live. The child«s selection shall be controlling, unless the parent so selected is determined not to be a fit and proper person to have the custody of the child. In all cases in which the child has reached the age of at least 11 but not 14 years, the court shall consider the desires, if any, and educational needs of the child in determining which parent shall have custody. (Georgia Code - Sections: 19-9-1 and 19-9-51)
Georgia Child Support:
The state if Georgia has a formula for determining the child support obligation based a percentage of income. These guidelines are applied when the two parents can not agree on a monthly support amount, and at which time the court will also take into consideration the following factors which would allow them to better determine the appropriate amount of monthly child support to be paid: (A) Ages of the children; (B) A child«s extraordinary medical costs or needs in addition to accident and sickness insurance, provided that all such costs or needs shall be considered if no insurance is available; (C) Educational costs; (D) Day-care costs; (E) Shared physical custody arrangements, including extended visitation; (F) A party«s other support obligations to another household; (G) Income that should be imputed to a party because of suppression of income; (H) In-kind income for the self-employed, such as reimbursed meals or a company car; (I) Other support a party is providing or will be providing, such as payment of a mortgage; (J) A party«s own extraordinary needs, such as medical expenses; (K) Extreme economic circumstances (L) Considerations of the economic cost-of-living factors of the community of each party, as determined by the trier of fact; (M) In-kind contribution of either parent; (N) The income of the custodial parent; (O) The cost of accident and sickness insurance coverage for dependent children included in the order; (P) Extraordinary travel expenses to exercise visitation or shared physical custody; and (Q) Any other factor which the trier of fact deems to be required by the ends of justice. (Georgia Code - Sections: 19-5-12, 19-6-14 and 19-6-15)
Georgia Common Questions
How Do I Know if I Should File in Georgia?
One would typically file for divorce in the state in which he or she or his or her spouse resides. If you have recently moved to a new state and wish to file in that new state, you may have to establish residency prior to filing.
If you are in the military and are stationed on a base outside your residency state, you typically are able to file in that state or in your residency state.
If you are in the military and are stationed overseas, you would typically file in your home residency state.
Can I Use 3StepDivorceTM if I Have Children?
Yes. The system and your documents will address all the issues regarding your children such as, but not limited to; custody arrangements, visitation and time-sharing, child support, and medical coverage.
Can I Use 3StepDivorceTM if I Cannot Locate My Spouse?
Yes. The system for Georgia will provide the required paperwork and the filing procedure for divorcing your missing spouse. This is referred to as a "divorce by publication".
How Much Are the Georgia Filing and/or Court Fees?
The filing and/or court fees are not included in our fee and typically range from $50.00 to $350.00 in total depending on your location of filing and whether or not you have children. The 3StepDivorce service will typically help you yield the lowest filing fee for you because both you and your spouse are in agreement.
How Long Will the Process Take in Georgia?
The process takes an average of less than 1 hour to answer the required questions and generate the documents. Once you file your documents with the court according the filing procedures, the length of time will vary depending on the number of cases in front of yours. Each court has only one or just a few Judges, Masters, or Referees to review all the pending cases.
Should I File or Should My Spouse File?
As a rule of thumb, for uncontested divorces, the spouse who really wants the divorce to be finalized typically does the filing.
Where and How Do I File My Documents?
The documents are filed at your local county courthouse in the family law or domestic relations division or department. Inside your account you will receive step-by-step filing procedures.
Can I Mail or Fax My Documents to the Clerk?
Many courts do permit you to mail and/or fax the documents. This will vary from county to county and state to state, so it will be best to check with the clerk at the courthouse when you are ready to file.
Do I Have to Go to Court in Georgia?
Depending on your state and your situation, you may or may not have to attend a short hearing. Most of the time when a hearing is required, it only lasts 10-15 minutes and only the filing spouse must attend. The hearing is where you will be granted your divorce and the judge will sign the final judgment or decree.
Do I Have to Also Hire a Lawyer?
3StepDivorce is designed for you to do your own uncontested divorce without hiring a lawyer. You will be acting as your own lawyer and filing for your own divorce. Should you need or desire legal advice or should your divorce become contested, we do suggest you hire the services of a lawyer.
Will My Name Also Be Changed?
The wife has the option to change her name back to her former or maiden name through the 3StepDivorce solution.
When is the Divorce Actually Finalized in Georgia?
The divorce is typically finalized when the Judge signs the final judgment or decree. We give a window of 30-90 days from the filing date, but this will vary due to case load at the courthouse and any mandatory waiting periods.
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This easy to use online divorce is a "do it yourself (without a lawyer)" solution for any uncontested divorce (with or without children) that will be filed in the State of Georgia. An uncontested divorce is one in which you and your spouse are in agreement and eliminates the stress and expense of settling your divorce in court. It even works if you cannot locate your spouse.
With 3StepDivorceTM you will complete and instantly print your divorce forms (including a marital settlement agreement), and step-by-step filing procedures to file your own divorce in a timely, professional, and hassle free fashion. The online software is designed to give you full control of your divorce and also avoids the use of third party data entry, thus helping protect your personal information and privacy.
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