Immigration Status Does Not Affect Residency – Padron v. Padron

In Padron v. Padron, the Supreme Court  of Georgia has unanimously reversed a Rockdale County Superior Court judge, holding that "a person’s immigration status does not, as a matter of law, preclude that person from establishing residency for purposes of obtaining a dissolution of marriage."

Ernesto Padron challenged the trial court’s ruling that "it lacked jurisdiction of the case because appellant was not a ‘resident,’ as required by OCGA § 19-5-2."

SOURCE: Supreme Court of Georgia