Georgia Legal Requirements for Divorce
|Residency Requirements||One party resident for 6 months before action.|
|Waiting Period||Decree in effect immediately except for irretrievable breakdown, in which case court may not grant divorce in less than 30 days from service on respondent.|
|'No Fault' Grounds for Divorce||Irretrievable breakdown.|
|Defenses to a Divorce Filing||For adultery, desertion, cruelty, or intoxication: collusion, both parties guilty, subsequent voluntary condonation and cohabitation, consent.|
|Other Grounds for Divorce||Adultery; cruelty or violence; willful and continued desertion for at least 1 yr.; drug/alcohol addiction; impotency; mental incapacity or insanity; pregnant at time of marriage by man other than husband; conviction of crime for which the sentence is 2 yrs. or more; force, duress, or fraud in obtaining marriage; irreconcilable differences; intermarriage within prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity.|
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