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Georgia Marital Property Laws

State laws govern how property is to be assessed and divided when a married couple gets divorced. Like most states, Georgia marital property laws do not recognize "community property," in which everything acquired during the marriage is split right down the middle. Instead, Georgia law recognizes that some property clearly belongs to one or the other (usually through title or deed).

The following table and links provide information about Georgia's marital property laws. See FindLaw's Divorce and Property section for additional articles and resources.

Community Property Recognized? No
Dower And Curtesy Dower and curtesy abolished (§53-1-3)

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Georgia divorce attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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