If you have resided in Georgia for over six months you can file for divorce here. I would discuss the Florida divorce with someone in Florida before moving forward with an action here. I know it is very frustrating for you and you feel like you are stuck between a rock and hard place. I know some Florida attorneys and would be happy to discuss your Georiga options with you and we may be able to get some information on your Florida situation. Feel free to contact me at (678) 994-4091.
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Can you? If you have lived here for more than 6 months, yes. But, what makes more sense is checking with a Florida Family Law attorney to see about speeding up the process on the divorce action already filed.
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You qualify to file a divorce action in Georgia since you've resided in Georgia for at least six (6) months. However, you cannot have a divorce action pending in two different states at the same time.
You should either re-submit your question in Florida or speak with a Florida divorce attorney. Someone familiar with Florida divorce laws would be able to advise you as to how to obtain a final hearing when the Plaintiff/Petitioner is refusing to cooperate. (Concluding the pending Florida divorce may prove to be more cost effective than starting all over again in Georgia).
If you are not able to obtain useful information on concluding matters in Florida, or if you just don't want to do so, then you would need to have the Florida action closed/dismissed.
Good luck in obtaining a dissolution of your marriage.
~ Kem Eyo
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