13 Grounds for Divorce in Georgia

  • The marriage is irretrievably broken
  • Intermarriage by people within the prohibited degrees of kinship
  • Mental incapacity at the time of the marriage
  • Impotence at the time of the marriage
  • Force, menace, duress, or fraud in obtaining the marriage
  • Pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband at the time of the marriage (and unknown to the husband)
  • Adultery during the marriage
  • Desertion
  • The conviction of a crime of moral turpitude that results in a prison sentence of two years or longer
  • Habitual intoxication
  • Cruel treatment
  • Incurable mental illness
  • Habitual drug addiction
Georgia Divorce Law tips with Attorney Sean Whitworth

 For you and your spouse to obtain a Georgia divorce, you must choose one of 13 grounds, which range from irreconcilable differences to conduct grounds such as cruel treatment and adultery. The grounds you choose can have an effect on divorce issues such as marital property division, alimony, and even child support and child custody. Don’t try to get divorced without a Divorce lawyer by your side. Most divorces end up being contested, even if the plan is to do an uncontested divorce. If you have children involved it is even more important to move forward with an Attorney by your side. This is to protect your assets and your children.  

Contact Attorney Sean R. Whitworth if you reside in the Atlanta or surrounding area. Call 770-415-8500 to request your consultation

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