In Georgia non-military personnel must have established residency in the state for a minimum of 6 months before filing for divorce, unless he or she is filing against their spouse who has been a resident of the state for at least 6 months in the county of the spouse's residence.
Grounds for Divorce
Proper grounds for divorce must be established in Georgia. The most common grounds for divorce in Georgia is The Marriage is Irretrievably Broken, which is also known as a No-Fault Divorce. There are several other grounds which are used to establish fault, in other divorce cases. These are intermarriage by people of prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity, mental incapacity at the time of marriage, impotency at the time of marriage, force, menace, duress, or fraud in obtaining marriage, pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband at the time of the marriage unknown to the husband, adultery by either of the parties after marriage, willful and continued desertion by either of the parties for the term of one year, conviction of either party of an offense involving moral turpitude under which he is sentenced to incarceration in a penal institution for a term of two years or longer, habitual intoxication, cruel treatment, incurable mental disease, and habitual drug addiction.