Before you commence a new case in GA, you must be certain that no case was filed in New York. You must have someone search in the county clerk’s office of the borough in which you lived for a file in your name vs. your spouses name filed sometime in 1985. Once you’ve determined that no case was indeed opened, then you have the choice of filing either in the state in which you live presently, assuming you meet the jurisdictional requirements of the state of Georgia, or in New York, where I assume your spouse still presently lives.
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Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions