What is an At-Fault Divorce in Georgia?
It can take roughly five minutes to get married in a Georgia courtroom, but it will take longer than that to get a divorce in Georgia. If you’re considering getting a divorce, you must decide if you will pursue an at-fault or no-fault divorce.
An at-fault divorce consists of the plaintiff placing full responsibility on the defendant for ruining the marriage. To prove fault, the plaintiff will claim and attempt to prove grounds for divorce, such as:
- Inhumane treatment
- Mental Incapacity
- Substance Abuse
- & More
What is a No-Fault Divorce in Georgia?
A no-fault divorce means no grounds for divorce are present – no one is at fault. It simply means the marriage is irretrievably broken and cannot be fixed. Many people opt for a no-fault divorce because it is less stressful, less expensive, and less time-consuming than an at-fault divorce.
If a no-fault divorce is likely to be easier on a person’s emotional, mental, and physical state, why choose an at-fault divorce?
Choosing an at-fault divorce instead of a no-fault divorce could be more financially beneficial to the plaintiff. If the court sides with the accusing spouse, the plaintiff could have a more favorable outcome concerning the division of assets, spousal support, and/or alimony. Once your divorce is final, you can remarry, and property claims are terminated.
Considering a divorce in Georgia? Contact the Bushway & Waystack Attorneys.
An experienced divorce lawyer can guide you during your at-fault or no-fault divorce and help you obtain the best possible result. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Gregory Bushway or Keagan Waystack with your questions: 478-621-4995.