Who Is Eligible

Anyone who has lived in Georgia for the past six months can file a divorce in Georgia.  If your spouse is not a resident of Georgia but owns property here, does business here, or travels here regularly, he or she is likely subject to jurisdiction here, but this is a question for your attorney.

You are eligible for an SMD membership if:

  1. You have been a resident of Georgia for three (3) months (although you will not be able to file an uncontested or contested case for another three (3) months).
  2. You do not need “emergency” legal services – an immediate answer filed or a restraining order filed. (The SMD process is not designed for “emergency” filings.)
  3. You have Internet access and a decent laptop or desktop computer that will run updated versions of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.