Grounds for divorce

Divorce is not a simple decision. Many factors come into play when a couple decides to end their marriage. In the state of Georgia, there are 13 grounds for divorce that can impact the result of your decision. These grounds may change property division, alimony, and even custody.

Grounds for Divorce

In order to file for a divorce in Georgia, you must meet at least one of the following factors:

  1. The marriage is irretrievably broken
  2. Intermarriage by people within the prohibited degrees of kinship
  3. Mental incapacity at the time of the marriage
  4. Impotency at the time of the marriage
  5. Force, menace, duress, or fraud in obtaining the marriage
  6. Pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband at the time of the marriage (and unknown to the husband)
  7. Adultery during the marriage
  8. Desertion
  9. The conviction of a crime of moral turpitude that results in a prison sentence of two years or longer
  10. Habitual intoxication
  11. Cruel treatment
  12. Incurable mental illness
  13. Habitual drug addiction

Depending on your reason for divorce, you may also have to show proof of the ground or grounds you are filing on.  If you are claiming something other than “the marriage is irretrievably broken,” you must prove the conduct or fault.

Are You Facing Divorce in the State of Georgia?

If you are facing a divorce in Georgia you should contact an experienced family law attorney.

We understand how difficult it is to make a decision to file for a divorce and how exhausting it can be to deal with the aftermath of that choice. We are confident our team can advise you concerning grounds for divorce in Georgia with compassion and understanding.

At Andersen, Tate & Carr, our attorneys are dedicated to reaching the best possible outcome for our clients. Family law attorney Trinity Hundredmark has over a decade of experience representing clients divorcing in Georgia. 

For more information, contact our law office at 1-770-822-0900