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My wife has informed me that she is filing for divorce based

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My wife has informed me that she is filing for divorce based on a family violence incident that occurred 1 month ago where neither party was arrested but she subsequently moved out. She moved to another county. Will she have to file in the county I live in (paulding county gerogia) or can she file in her current county and have me served. I do not want a divorce and have stated that I am willing to do anything to make this work. She disagrees and will not even tell me where she lives. We both have separate finances, have been married for 4 years and her income is higher than mine, and she has never contributed to any of the household expenses. Can she require me to pay any of her legal expenses? Can I require her to attend counseling sessions. How long can I prolong an actual divorce decree.

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Unfortunately she can ask for a divorce in GA just based on irreconcilable differences. There is a 30 day waiting period after divorce is filed before the court can actually issue the divorce decree.


GA divorce residency requirements state that a complaint for a divorce must be filed in the Superior Court of the defendant's county of residence.


If her income is higher than yours, then you will not likely have to pay her legal fees.


I am not aware of any law that requires her to submit to counseling before divorce.



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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
In response to my wife's complaint for divorce should I respond with Form 70H Notice of Intent to defend (divorce) and mail to her lawyer and wait for a response, or should I also submit an "Answer" and deny that the marriage is irretrievably broken and any other allegations. I am trying to delay any court appearance for as long as possible, until she changes her mind.

You will need to file both otherwise she will get a quick divorce by default.


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