Georgia law on dating while divorcing

Under no circumstances shall the court grant a divorce on this ground until not less than 30 days from the date of service on the respondent.

Fault: (1) Intermarriage by persons within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity; (2) Mental incapacity at the time of the marriage; (3) Impotency at the time of the marriage; (4) Force, menace, duress, or fraud in obtaining the marriage; (5) Pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband, at the time of the marriage, unknown to the husband; (6) Adultery in either of the parties after marriage; (7) Willful and continued desertion by either of the parties for the term of one year; (8) The conviction of either party for an offense involving moral turpitude, under which he is sentenced to imprisonment in a penal institution for a term of two years or longer; (9) Habitual intoxication; (10) Cruel treatment, which shall consist of the willful infliction of pain, bodily or mental, upon the complaining party, such as reasonably justifies apprehension of danger to life, limb, or health; (11) Incurable mental illness. (Georgia Code - Sections: 19-5-3) In the Superior Court of _______________ County, Georgia.

I recently received an email from a female reader seeking my input on a situation that she's dealing with.

She's a single woman without kids who's dating a divorced dad with a daughter.

If the court discovers it does not have jurisdictional rights to hear the case it will not be accepted or it will eventually be dismissed.

This is the Georgia court where the divorce will be filed.

The court will assign a case number and have jurisdictional rights to facilitate and grant the orders concerning, but not limited to: property and debt division, support, custody, and visitation.

The requirements are as follows: No court shall grant a divorce to any person who has not been a bona fide resident of this state for six months before the filing of the petition for divorce, provided that any person who has been a resident of any United States army post or military reservation within this state for one year next preceding the filing of the petition may bring an action for divorce in any county adjacent to the United States army post or military reservation; and provided, further, that a nonresident of this state may file a petition for divorce, in the county of residence of the respondent, against any person who has been a resident of this state and of the county in which the action is brought for a period of six months prior to the filing of the petition.

(Georgia Code - Sections: 19-5-5) The Petition for Divorce must declare the appropriate Georgia grounds upon which the divorce is being sought.

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