I have spoken with Florida Divorce attorney's and I keep getting the same response "I can do nothing without the original Petitioner's approval." Judge's Assistants say the same thing. That is why I am wondering- if I can't do anything in FL- can I file for a divorce here, so I can be the petitioner? From what I have been told, Florida's divorce process is currently so backed up, they are just NOW seeing requested hearings, or what have you, from Jan of 2011.
It takes a MINIMUM of 6 months from the date of service before you can be granted a divorce, if he files an answer to a pleading filed in Georgia, and contests your filing. Most divorces here take between 9 and 15 months to be finalized on average.