Do you have to file a separation before you divorce

Asked over 5 years ago - Atlanta, GA

Do you have to file a separation before you divorce?

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  1. Glen Edward Ashman

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    Answered . In general in Georgia, nothing is filed in advance of the divorce case. While marital relations must cease before divorce, both parties can be at the same address during a divorce.

    It is a good idea to see a lawyer as soon as you make a decision about divorce to be sure your interests are protected.

  2. David Perry Davis

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    Answered . Nope. You can actually still live together while the divorce is pending and afterward. 30+ years ago, you have to go through several stages that included filing a separation complaint, getting a judgment of divorce from bed & board, and then an absolute divorce. No longer the situation today.

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