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 or your spouse has been a resident of Georgia for the past six (6) 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 a recent version of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.