The exact procedure for a divorce filing varies from one state to the next. So if you and your spouse have decided that it is time to bring your relationship to an end, it is important to be aware of the rules in your home state. This is particularly the case if you have recently moved, as many states require you to have been a resident there for a set period of time before you can commence a divorce proceeding there.
Some states even require you to have permanent residence there. In Georgia, you should go to the county in which your spouse is resident to file your divorce complaint. However, you can file it in your own county if your spouse does not reside in the state. This document should outline the situation between you and your spouse, including living arrangements, debts, assets, plans for your children and the reasons you have chosen to file for divorce.