Grounds For Divorce

Written by on December 20, 2019

If you are hit with divorce papers or thinking about serving your spouse, these are the official grounds for divorce in Georgia:

  • Irreconcilable differences. This is known also as a irretrievably broken or no fault divorce.
  • Adultery 
  • Cruel treatment
  • Desertion 
  • Illegal intermarriage with a close relative
  • Mental incapacity at wedding date
  • Impotency at wedding date
  • “Force, menace, duress, or fraud” used to make the other spouse agree to marry (menace seen as threatening behavior)
  • Pregnancy of wife by another man at wedding date
  • Conviction for a crime of “moral turpitude” with at least a two-year jail term
  • Habitual intoxication (alcohol only)
  • Habitual drug addiction (controlled substance as defined by law)
  • Incurable mental illness (extremely strict, complex requirements)

All other alleged reasons for a divorce outside of irreconcilable differences must be proven.


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