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Do you happen to know whether the case was actually dismissed? Typically "stale" cases are dismissed for "want of prosecution". What that means is that after a certain period of time that nothing happens in a case, such as hearings, filings, etc... then the case is "stale" and put on a "dismissal docket". If the hearing for the dismissal comes up and no one contests the dismissal, the court will dismiss it.
IF the case is still "active" (it has not been dismissed for want of prosecution) then you could continue with the case.
However, I would frankly be surprised if the case was still active. Every court that I know has a process of rolling stale cases into the dismissal docket to get them off the books.
The reason is that judges and courts are actually graded on the speed of the docket, which takes every case into consideration. A really old case would drag down that average.
Again, IF it is still active, in that it has not been dismissed, you can just pick up where you left off.
But if it has been dismissed, and it has been more than 30 days since it was dismissed, then it would be too late to file a "motion to vacate" the dismissal, and the dismissal would be final. A motion to vacate a dismissal would have to be filed within 30 days of the dismissal being entered.
If the dismissal is final, the court actually has no jurisdiction (authority) to reopen the case, and if it were to do so, the divorce would not be legally be valid. Even though a court would enter a divorce decree, doing so without authority would mean you would still be married (which if you're getting a divorce is not something that you would want).
In that instance, you could file either in Maryland or Georgia (it would probably be your state if you were to file, because of the convenience).
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