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:
- 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).
- 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.)
- You have Internet access and a decent laptop or desktop computer that will run updated versions of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.