What are Grounds for Divorce In Georgia?

A Georgia Court may grant a divorce if one of the following 13 grounds are satisfied: (1) there was an intermarriage between relatives that was prohibited by law; (2) one spouse lacked the required mental incapacity at the time of the marriage; (3) there was impotency at the time of the marriage; (4) there was force, menace, duress, or fraud in obtaining the marriage; (5)  there was a pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband, at the time of the marriage, unknown to the husband; (6) adultery; (7) willful and continued desertion by either of the parties for the term of one year; (8) the conviction of either party for an offense involving moral turpitude, with a sentence of 2 years or longer; (9) habitual intoxication; (10) cruel treatment, meaning the willful infliction of pain, bodily or mental, upon the complaining party, such as reasonably justifies apprehension of danger to life, limb, or health; (11) incurable mental illness; (12) habitual drug addiction; or (13) the marriage is irretrievably broken. (Georgia Statutes Title 19, Chapter 5, Section 3)

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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