Georgia Residency Requirements
At least one spouse from the marriage must have lived in Georgia for at least six months prior to filing the Divorce Petition.
Grounds For Divorce
A state approved reason must be provided when you file for divorce in Georgia. In Georgia, no-fault or uncontested divorces are based on the grounds that the marriage is "irretrievably broken" (neither spouse is at fault). DivorceWriter allows you to complete your own no-fault Georgia divorce.
Steps to Divorce
The basic steps to getting an uncontested divorce in Georgia are:
- Petitioner files for divorce at the Superior Court Clerk's office.
- Respondent signs document acknowledging receipt of divorce papers.
- The divorce can be finalized without a hearing upon Petitioner's filing Motion for Judgment document.
Using DivorceWriter you fill out all of your divorce forms online. The following documents are required to file for divorce in Georgia AND are included with your DivorceWriter purchase:
- Notice of Appearance
- Petition for Divorce
- Domestic Relations Filing Information Form
- Acknowledgment of Service, Consent to Jurisdiction and Venue, and Consent to Present Case
- Settlement Agreement
- Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings
- Affidavit in Support of Motion for Judgment on Pleadings
- Final Judgment and Decree
- Notice of Hearing
- Domestic Relations Case Final Disposition Form
- Report of Divorce, Annulment, or Dissolution of Marriage
If you and your spouse have minor children together, you will also file the following:
- Financial Affidavit of Husband
- Financial Affidavit of Wife
- Parenting Plan
- Child Support Worksheet
- Child Support Order Addendum