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Your guide to Georgia divorce laws

What divorce will look like for you will depend on a number of different factors. Whether you have an amicable relationship with your spouse, whether you have children, and which state you live in will be some of the biggest.

Many of those filing for a divorce underestimate how much state laws can impact the outcome of a divorce. If you are considering filing for divorce, it is therefore important that you have a full understanding of how the state laws in place will affect you.

The following is an overview of divorce laws in Georgia.

One spouse must be a resident

One spouse in the divorce must have been a resident of Georgia for at least six months before filing for divorce.

There is a waiting period

All marriages go through ups and downs. Georgia courts don't want to grant a divorce if there is a chance that they may reconcile. For this reason, there is a minimum waiting period of 30 days before a divorce can be finalized.

No-fault divorce is the most common form of divorce

While it is possible to file for a divorce based on fault, this takes time since it requires justification. Therefore, most divorces in Georgia are no-fault divorces based on an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This means that there exists some incompatibility between spouses that cannot be resolved.

If you are considering filing for a divorce in Georgia, you should take early action so that you understand all of the laws in place and so that you can begin to strategically plan for the best possible result.

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