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If a divorce has not been filed and there is no court's order telling you that you must stay in Georgia, then there is nothing to keep you there. I would take with me any evidence that you have of his abusive behavior and the threats he has made. If you feel that he will become violent when you ask for a divorce and feel that your safety and that of your child are at risk, then you have no choice but to leave and go to your family. Also, your move it not punitive towards him, but to pursue a job and career so that you can provide a better life for your child.
The one drawback is that he can file in Georgia once you leave and bring you back for court hearings, and you will not be able to file in California for 6 months, so if you can established that you have 'resided in California for six months then file as quickly in California as possible.
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