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.
- Cruel treatment
- 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.