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Georgia is still a fault-based divorce state, but there is also a 13th ground called irreconcilable differences, Georgia's equivalent of a no-fault grounds.
Most divorces have 4 issues: (1) child custody, (2) child support, (3) alimony and (4) division of property and debts. Child custody involves issues of "legal custody," "physical custody" and "visitation."
Normally one parent will owe some amount of child support to the other, even if you have a "joint physical" (50/50) custody situation.
Georgia law allows you to seek alimony from your spouse. But there is an exception and there are few guidelines.
Georgia law says that marital property and debts shall be "equitably" divided. But what is "marital"? And what is "equitable"?