My question involves a marriage in the state of: We were married in Florida, I reside in Georgia currently and my spouse resides in Florida.
I spoke to a lawyer recently and at the time my husband was living New York and I am in Georgia. The lawyer stated that since he lived in another state, I would have to get him to sign papers agreeing to have our divorce done in Georgia, otherwise I would have to go to New York. We also discussed me posting in the newspaper since I expected he would refuse to give me his address and/ or would refuse to sign papers agreeing to have our divorce done in NY.
(I apologize if all this sounds confusing..believe me it is to me too, which is why I have no idea how to proceed. I cannot afford a lawyer.)
In the meantime, he has moved back to Florida, which is also the state we got married in. We have been separated for five years and at one time I had a protection order against him. I also do not want him to have my new address because I fear he may try to cause harm in some way.
We have three children, one who lives with me, one in college on her own, and one who is with my ex for the moment. We have no assets at all, nothing to split. I doubt he will try to get custody of my daughter except for the reason of causing me grief and/ or to avoid having to pay child support.
My question is just how do I proceed to get things under way? Would I need to go to Florida to file? If he refuses to give me the new address would I be able to simply post in a local paper? If he refuses to sign papers what can I do from there?
Thank you for any help.