Alternatively, your spouse may be served via sheriff or by a private investigator authorized by the court to serve litigants in that respective county.
Don’t date during the separation if reconciliation is on the table, suggests Eileen L. D., a divorce mediator in the article, “Five Tips for Dating During Separation.” Do make an agreement with your spouse about whether you can both date, which dating behaviors are appropriate and how you will work dating and kids, advises Cohen.
Date discretely during your divorce, because it can aggravate your spouse and cause problems in settling your divorce according to Gage.
Dating during divorce is not uncommon, but might not be in your best interests, according to Kevin C.
Gage, an attorney in his article, “Dating During Divorce.” Dating when you have minor children can harm your legal case and cost you more that you can imagine.
Never attempt to represent yourself in any legal action.
Generally, a divorce action is filed in the county in which the defendant lives.
In contested cases, a divorce would only be granted following a trial where the parties cannot settle the matter between themselves. The events in a trial or any hearing can vary widely based on the subject matter of the hearing or trial and the evidence presented in the case. If you are electing to proceed on a fault basis, such as adultery, the standard of proof is “by a preponderance of the evidence.” This means you must show that it is more likely than not that your spouse is guilty of adultery and that the affair was the cause of the dissolution of the marriage. If a child has not been legitimated, however, it is conceivable that the mother could change the last name of the child without the consent of the father.
If you try to represent yourself, you will be held to the same standards of an attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia.
That said, you can date during the divorce period, but follow some basic guidelines to protect yourself, any children and your property rights.