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Georgia Grounds for Divorce

State divorce laws allow couples file under either no fault or fault grounds for divorce.

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In a no fault divorce, the couple sites that the marriage is irretrievably broke when filing for divorce. A no fault divorce doesn't blame for the end of the marriage on either spouse. During a no fault divorce, the couple may be required to follow Georgia divorce waiting periods.

When a couple files for fault divorce, one spouse may file under the following grounds for divorce:

  • Intermarriage between family members that are too closely related
  • Mental incapacitation
  • Impotence at the marriage
  • Force, duress and fraud
  • Wife was impregnated by another man without the husband's knowledge
  • Habitual drunkenness or drug addiction
  • Incurable mental illness
  • Cruel treatment
  • Felony conviction and imprisonment for 2 years
  • Adultery
  • Willful and continued desertion for 1 year

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The above synopsis of Georgia divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Georgia divorce attorney in your area.

Georgia divorce laws were last updated October 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.