Filing for Divorce when you live in a Different State
Gene from Chester calls in with a question about filing for divorce. His friend recently moved with his family from Virginia to Georgia with their 3 small children. The wife left him and now he wonders if he should file divorce proceedings in Georgia or Virginia.
The attorneys, while not divorce lawyers, felt that 6 months residency in Georgia and the children were living with him, that he could begin filing for a divorce in Georgia. They advised him to call their office the next day and they would refer him to a divorce lawyer.
He was also warned that delaying action now (should they be serious about a divorce) will only make things more difficult and more expensive to sort child custody and property settlements later. There may be difficult if there is property in Virginia the couple needs to divide.