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The survey year produced a wide array of appellate opinions with no discernible area of focus. Of particular interest were decisions holding that the relocation of a custodial parent is not alone grounds to change custody and that notice of trial by publication alone contravenes the due process rights of a pro se litigant in a divorce action in which custody of minor children is at issue. A resident can sue for divorce and an award of Georgia property even though the nonresident spouse has never been in the state. However, a resident cannot enforce a foreign divorce decree when the nonresident's only Georgia contact is via mail and telephone.

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