Divorce:

Georgia

Grounds for Divorce in Georgia:

1. Intermarriage by persons within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity 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, which shall consist of the willful infliction of pain, bodily or mental, upon the complaining party, such as reasonably justifies apprehension of danger to life, limb, or health;

11. Incurable mental illness;

12. Habitual drug addiction, which shall consist of addiction to any controlled substance;

13. The marriage is irretrievably broken.  Under no circumstances shall the court grant a divorce on this ground until not less than 30 days from the date of service on the respondent.

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