Divorce is never an easy process to get through. Various researches and surveys have shown that divorce is the second most stress full time in any one's life , first being the death of the spouse. How ever surveys have also shown that there is no shortage of people looking for divorce on collaborative basis or the uncontested divorce. If you think that you are prepared enough to get a divorce for yourself without seeking the services of an attorney , then better understanding of the Georgia divorce is a must.
You don't need to get married in Georgia to get a divorce in Georgia, how ever in order to fill the divorce forms and papers for Georgia you need to be resident of Georgia for at least 6 month prior to the initiation of the divorce proceeding. There are two types of divorces that are offered in Georgia . They are no fault divorceand the fault divorce. Most common one is the no fault divorce but any of the party can file fault divorce on ground of various circumstances like desertion, adultery, mental incapacity, impotency at the time of marriage or any fraud.
The divorce process initiates with the filling of thepetition of the divorce at the country superior court. This petition not only specifies the grounds of divorces but also various issues like handling of property,child custody and important issues. This petition is served to the other spouse with the disclosure statement and the domestic relations financial affidavit. The time line to respond to the petition is 30 days. The respondent can either accept the divorce or object on the grounds . If the respondent objects on the ground of divorce of a fault divorce then the court will hear all the evidence and then can reject the divorce application. If this happens then you can simply refill a no fault divorce petition.