What Are The Grounds For Divorce In Georgia?

Once upon a time, getting a divorce required proof that a spouse had cheated, mistreated or retreated from the marriage. In the no-fault era, spouses do not have to level accusations to get divorced. A good attorney will help you focus on more important issues.

At Hill Macdonald, LLC, we explain grounds for divorce and any bearing it may have on your case. But rather than dwelling on the past and why you are getting divorced, our legal team is more concerned with your future and how you will get divorced.

Our experienced Marietta divorce lawyers can help you set aside the strong emotions to view your divorce from a strategic and practical perspective.

Under No-Fault Divorce, There Is No Need To Cast Blame

The vast majority of Georgia divorces are filed under the grounds of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. It is not necessary to prove that a spouse "done you wrong." Either party can terminate the marriage, without any spiteful allegations.

For the record, other grounds for divorce under Georgia statute include adultery of either spouse, getting impregnated by another man, cruel treatment (physical or mental), desertion, fraud, force or duress, prison conviction, habitual intoxication or drug addiction, impotency and mental illness.

Filing under these grounds provides no advantage in the awarding of custody, assets or alimony. In fact, it is counterproductive because of the extra expense and level of proof to establish adultery, abuse or abandonment. If a spouse initiates a fault-based action against you, our lawyers can advise and respond accordingly.

Get The Facts In A Private Consultation

We provide divorce planning to explore such issues before filing papers. Hill Macdonald, LLC, serves Cobb County, Fulton County and surrounding jurisdictions. Contact us online or call toll free at 866-276-2839 to schedule an appointment, including evenings or weekends.