- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I’m back as a happily married woman and have a legal question for you:
Because I’ve always been a student (ugrad immediately followed by 4 years of grad school now), I’ve always kept my legal permanent residence as my parent’s house in Tennessee. Now that I’m married to a man who owns a home in Georgia, but I am still a student, do I need to make our georgia home address my legal residence (what’s on my drivers license) or can I keep my parents address until I finish my degree? What about my car? How long can I keep my Tennessee license plate?
Honestly, I’m hesitant to become an official Georgia resident because I will have to pay more taxes (ad valorum, etc), so if its fine to stay a Tennessee resident for now, I’d prefer to do that. We’re only settled in Georgia until we finish our degrees, so I will likely have to change from a Tennessee residency next year to whatever state we wind up in. I’d rather not go through it all twice if we do leave TN/GA.
Could I get in trouble for not changing my permanent state of residence to that of my husband while I’m still a student?