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Divorces can be simple, or they can be quite complicated. If you and your spouse agree on four material matters, then the process may proceed faster, and the cost may be less expensive. Agreement on material matters involving divorce is termed uncontested. So, what are these material matters? 

1. Equitable division of property and assets 
2. Child Custody and Visitation (Parenting Plan)
3. Child support
4. Spousal support/Alimony (Please note: spousal support is not a guaranteed remedy in Georgia) 

If you and your spouse disagree about material matters, this is called a contested divorce. These cases can be costly and lengthy. However, there is a silver lining: Most divorce actions result in settlement as almost all of these actions go to mediation to resolve outstanding disputes.


To file for divorce in Georgia, at least one party must have been a resident of the state for the preceding six months. Georgia divorce law recognizes thirteen different grounds for divorce, including:

  1. Adultery

  2. Desertion

  3. Cruel treatment or violence

  4. Addiction to drugs

  5. Habitual intoxication

  6. Incurable mental illness

  7. Convicted of a crime of moral turpitude

  8. Pregnant by another man at the time of marriage

  9. Mental incapacity

  10. Impotence at the time of marriage

  11. Intermarriage between persons prohibited by law (incest)

  12. Pressured, forced or tricked into marriage

  13. An irretrievable breakdown of the marriage (no-fault divorce)​

Divorce is never easy and there are several issues that need to be addressed. Whether your divorce will be contested or uncontested, seek the advice and services of an attorney.  LQ Law, PC is here to support you, advocate for you, and guide you through the process.  

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