Jurisdication Issue


#1

If litigation is already pending here, then it is unlikely that she will be able to move the case to Georgia. If litigation is not pending and she has not lived in Georgia for six months she cannot file a lawsuit for custody there.

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#2

My wife left at the beginning of the year taking my kids to live with her parents in GA without my permission. I never forced her to come back up here because I thought that we were always so close to coming to an agreement. In the mean time, our attorneys have been laboring on a settlement agreement. We came to one, she then sat on it for a month, and then backed out. Now her attorney is threatening to file a change of jurisdiction if we actually file suit. My wife has not reached the six month residency requirements of GA but apparently her attorney could argue that she has established herself. This makes no since to me given that she is living with her parents and doesn’t even have a job. What are the odds that she could be granted the jurisdiction change? Is there anything I can do to stop this? If it happens then all of the money and effort we have put into this so far will have gone to waste. It seems so wrong.

Thanks