Can a Person Who Lives in Alabama Go to Georgia & Get a Divorce to His Spouse in Alabama?

by Wayne Thomas
Georgia has a specific residency requirement for people who wish to obtain a divorce in Georgia.

Georgia has a specific residency requirement for people who wish to obtain a divorce in Georgia.

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Every state has its own set of laws for divorce. Alabama and Georgia have notable differences between them, including the grounds for filing for divorce, and how the state calculates child support. To file for divorce in Georgia, you must first have some connection with the state. This is known as the residency requirement.

Residency Requirement

Under Georgia law, if you and your spouse live in Alabama, you cannot travel to Georgia and obtain a Georgia divorce. You or your spouse must live in Georgia for a minimum of six months before you can file for divorce. Once you have met the residency requirement, you may file for divorce in the county in which you live.