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Divorce

Comprehensive Divorce Services in Atlanta, GA

Divorce Process in GA Providing Legal Guidance to GA Families for 10+ Years

Going through a divorce can be emotionally devastating, demanding, and can make clients feel anxious. At Connell & Cummings, our experienced lawyers act to make the process less stressful for our clients. We know that you are a unique individual and provide personal legal counsel with you and your needs in mind.

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For a caring, compassionate, and skilled divorce attorney in Georgia, call (678) 616-2263.

What Should I Expect During the Divorce Process in Georgia?

While each case is unique, there are several steps that are common to the divorce process in GA.

The process may include the following:

  • Filing a divorce petition
  • Engaging in the discovery process
  • Attending mediation
  • Negotiating custody

Throughout your case, your attorney helps you by thoroughly communicating with you regarding each step and the ramifications of certain decisions, enabling you to make the best possible choice for you and your family. Find out what steps you may need to take when you talk with a personable and knowledgeable divorce lawyer in GA.

Grounds for Divorce in Georgia

According to O.C.G.A. § 19-5-3, the state of Georgia has thirteen different grounds for divorce, including no-fault and fault grounds.

  • A marriage that is “irretrievably broken” (this is a “no-fault” divorce)
  • Intermarriage between two people with a prohibited degree of consanguinity or kinship
  • Mental incapacity at the time of marriage
  • Impotency at the time of marriage
  • Force or fraud in obtaining the marriage
  • If the wife is pregnant at the time of the marriage and the husband is not the father and did not know about the pregnancy
  • Adultery
  • Willful desertion/abandonment
  • Convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude and imprisoned for two or more years
  • Habitual intoxication
  • Cruelty
  • Incurable mental illness
  • Habitual drug addiction

Contact our firm for more information regarding these grounds for divorce and to get advice regarding your specific situation.

Georgia Divorce FAQs

Is there a residency requirement to get a divorce in Georgia?

Yes, Georgia law requires that at least one of the spouses is a state resident for 6 months or more before the couple can file for divorce in the state.

Is there a waiting period before finalizing a divorce in Georgia?

Yes, even if a divorce is uncontested, there is a 31 day waiting period after filing for divorce before the judge can finalize the divorce decree.

Does Georgia have legal separation?

Georgia does not technically recognize legal separation. However, they do have a process for separate maintenance, which allows the courts to decide on a variety of marital issues such as custody, support, property division, etc. The couple can still remain legally married.

Why Choose the Connell & Cummings?

At our firm, interacting with our clients is the best part of our day because our goal has always been to help families in Georgia. Family law is a very personal type of law. We provide legal guidance and caring support to each family. Our divorce lawyers in GA have experience, open communication policies, and creative solutions for the unique cases we handle.

Call Connell & Cummings at (678) 616-2263 for a genuine and innovative Atlanta divorce attorney.