I live in Georgia my wife left me 8 yrs ago and resides in california can i file for divorce in georgia where I live and we own a home together?
If there are no minor children of the marriage then yes. If there are minor children then custody is an issue and the action must be filed in the state which is their "home" state. You should speak to a lawyer regarding your situation.
The answer depends on details we don't have and also on whether the parties agree.
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the short answer is Yes, but there can be exceptions. The real question is, if you file the divorce is she going to contest the issue. Do you and her have children? Speak with a lawyer so it can be determined the rights of the parties involved, division of the marital estate and if applicable child support custody and visitation. Then during that consultation a strategy can be planed and implemented.
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