Georgia Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Georgia
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Georgia. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Georgia online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Georgia are as follows:

  • No court shall grant a divorce to any person who has not been a bona fide resident of this state for six months before the filing of the petition for divorce
  • Any person who has been a resident of any United States army post or military reservation within this state for one year immediately preceding the filing of the petition may bring an action for divorce in any county adjacent to the United States army post or military reservation
  • A nonresident of this state may file a petition for divorce in the county of residence of the respondent, against any person who has been a resident of this state and of the county in which the action is brought for a period of six months prior to the filing of the petition

  • (Georgia Code - Sections: 19-5-5)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Georgia:

  • No Fault:
    • The marriage is irretrievably broken
  • Fault:
    • Intermarriage by persons within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity
    • Mental incapacity
    • Impotency
    • Duress, or fraud in obtaining the marriage
    • Pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband, at the time of the marriage, unknown to the husband
    • Adultery
    • Willful and continued desertion for one year
    • Imprisonment for a term of two years or longer
    • Habitual intoxication
    • Cruel treatment
    • Incurable mental illness
    • Habitual drug addiction

    (Georgia Code - Sections: 19-5-3)

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