Question: I think I'm divorced, but I'm not sure. My husband told me we were divorced last month but I don't know if he's telling the truth. We've been separated for about 3 years and I want to re-marry and he keeps saying that we are divorced. But I'm suspicious because I never signed any divorce papers, I've never been to court and I have never seen any signed court papers. I think he could be lying about us being divorced.
He moved out of the house 3 years ago and he moved in with another woman, a lady he worked with at his office in Buckhead. I never suspected anything until he actually left the house. I guess in retrospect I should have thought something was wrong because we never really spoke anymore, we hadn't sleep together for two years and he'd usual not come home on weekends. But besides that I thought everything was decent between us.
Then one day he just packed up his clothes and said he was moving to Dunwoody. When I asked where he was moving he didn't want to give me an address but he said he'd call with that information. Then one day he called and asked me if I wanted to get divorced. He said if I didn't ask for alimony or child support he'd arrange the divorce. I said okay and he called back in about a week and said we were divorced.
Like I said, I think he might be lying. How do I know if I'm really divorced? Does this sound suspicious to you?
T.L. in Marietta, GA
Answer: What you describe does sound very suspicious. That you never signed any documents or received anything from a court or judge indicating that you were divorced just doesn't sound right. To be finally divorced in the state of Georgia, a judge of a superior court must sign a judgment and decree of divorce. Until those documents are signed, then you are not divorced.
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