When you are going through a process as personal and painful as divorce, you want advocates on your side who are able to be compassionate yet represent your interests in court aggressively, if need be. When you work with the experienced Stockbridge divorce attorneys at Lunn Law, you can count on our thoughtful guidance along with our fierce advocacy for you as you seek what you need to move on from the end of your marriage. 

We want to make this transition period in your life as tolerable as possible. Reach out to book a case assessment with a member of our team and learn how we can be beneficial to you as you move through your divorce process. 

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No-Fault Divorce In Georgia

Since Georgia is a no-fault divorce state, you do not need to prove that there was wrongdoing in your marriage in order to be granted a divorce. Nonetheless, you must submit a justification from the list of thirteen valid grounds for divorce. These grounds include:

  1. Intermarriage by persons within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity (relationship by blood) or affinity
  2. Mental incapacity at the time of the marriage
  3. Impotency at the time of the marriage
  4. Force, menace, duress, or fraud in obtaining the marriage
  5. Pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband, at the time of the marriage, unknown to the husband
  6. Adultery in either of the parties after marriage
  7. Willful and continued desertion by either of the parties for the term of one year
  8. The conviction of either party for an offense involving moral turpitude, under which he is sentenced to imprisonment in a penal institution for a term of two years or longer
  9. Habitual intoxication
  10.  Cruel treatment
  11.  Incurable mental illness
  12.  Habitual drug addiction
  13.  Or that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

Though it’s not necessary in order to be granted a divorce, you can still prove fault in your marriage from among these reasons, which might entitle you to gain more from your divorce than you might have otherwise. The thirteenth reason stating that the marriage is irretrievably broken constitutes a catch-all for irreconcilability, but others that cite cruel treatment, drug abuse, or infidelity can be used to allege fault and strengthen your case in your proceedings.

Georgia Divorce Process

In Georgia, as in other states, there are two general approaches to divorce: uncontested divorce and contested divorce.

1. Uncontested divorce: This type of divorce is generally the easier and less time-consuming of the two. Uncontested divorce occurs when you and your spouse are aligned on essential issues such as debt/asset division, alimony, child custody, and child support. Since you have no issues to negotiate, you have no reason to go to court and have a judge decide on the division of your assets. This type of divorce tends to be quick and cheap.

2. Contested divorce: This type of divorce has the potential to be longer and messier than uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse cannot agree on the essentials of your divorce, you will need to find a way to come to terms through negotiation, mediation, or, eventually, a ruling by a judge. This type of divorce can be more harrowing than uncontested divorce, but it can be more rewarding if you choose to fight for a greater portion of the assets or child custody.

Divorce can be as quick as thirty days or can drag out longer than a year. Whatever the particular needs of your divorce, working with the trusted Stockbridge divorce attorneys at Lunn Law will give you the support and resources you need to be successful in your divorce endeavors.

Our Stockbridge Divorce Attorneys Will Support You Through Your Divorce

The divorce attorneys at Lunn Law understand the personal upheaval that you are experiencing. We have assisted countless clients through their divorces, and we have experience with securing them the divorce settlements that they’ve needed. Reach out to us to schedule a case assessment and learn how we can help guide you through your divorce proceedings. 

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