Legal Grounds for Divorce
Georgia is a “no-fault” divorce state, which simply means that if one spouse wants to file for a divorce, they do not have to prove that the other spouse did something wrong. However, Georgia also recognizes fault grounds. In the state of Georgia, there are 13 grounds for divorce:
- The marriage is irretrievably broken
- Intermarriage by people within the prohibited degrees of kinship
- Mental incapacity 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)
- 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
In order to file a no-fault divorce, individuals must mark that the marriage is irretrievably broken. For any other grounds, you must prove the fault.
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