Divorce and Family Law
We handle all domestic relations cases, including divorce, separations, child custody, child support, adoption, and guardianship.
Grounds for Divorce
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:
- Child custody: Child custody involves issues of “legal custody,” “physical custody” and “visitation.”
- Child support: Normally one parent will owe some amount of child support to the other, even if you have a “joint physical” (50/50) custody situation.
- Alimony: Georgia law allows you to seek alimony from your spouse. But there is an exception and there are few guidelines.
- Division of property and debts: Georgia law says that marital property and debts shall be “equitably” divided. But what is “marital”? And what is “equitable”?
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