A Georgia divorce, or dissolution of marriage, can be filed in Georgia by either spouse to end the marital relationship. Upon completion of a Georgia divorce, the parties are restored back to single status. The court will also issue any necessary orders for child support and custody, alimony (spousal support) and the division of community and separate assets and debts. LegalZoom can assist you in the document preparation and filing for your uncontested Georgia divorce without the expense of an attorney.
Simplified Procedures for Divorce in Georgia
There are currently no provisions for a simplified divorce in Georgia. A general divorce can be filed on either no fault grounds (an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage) or on fault grounds (such as adultery or desertion).
Alternatives to Divorce in Georgia
A legal separation can be filed by a married person who wishes to maintain the marriage but physically separate and try to resolve any problems in the marriage.
An annulment is sought in order to nullify the marriage and disavow its existence, returning the parties to their prior single status, as if they never married. Annulments are most often sought by people who feel stigmatized by the status of being divorced, or for ease of remarriage in their particular religion. If there are children born of the marriage, an annulment may not be granted, and the marriage may only be dissolved by divorce.