I got married in Georgia and my wife lives in Florida,where do I file for a divorce?

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I got married in Georgia and my wife lives in Florida,where do I file for a divorce?

We got married 6mos ago when she came to visit one weekend,we are both 26 yra old, and neither have any assets. What would be the least expensive way to get a divorce?

Asked on May 9, 2009 under Family Law, Alabama

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You can get a divorce in Florida, because she lives there, or you can get a divorce where you live, which I understand to be Alabama.  If you have just moved to Alabama from Georgia, you may have to wait, since there is a six-month residency requirement which you will have to prove.

You should be able to find do-it-yourself forms and instructions on the internet.  The least expensive way to get a divorce, with or without a lawyer, is if your spouse cooperates.  But if she is not willing to cooperate, and you value your own time at all, hiring a lawyer may be your best bet.  You can find divorce lawyers in your area several different ways, including our website, http://attorneypages.com


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