Divorce Law in Georgia

Choosing to end your marriage by getting divorced is a difficult but often necessary course of action for many couples. Whether your divorce will be contested or uncontested, you need to seek reliable counsel.  Our firm’s divorce attorneys  can help.  Our ultimate goal is to guide you through your divorce and help you achieve the best outcome possible as efficiently as possible. 


Individuals who choose to divorce will need to address matters such as property division, alimony, and child custody, support and visitation rights. When a couple is unable to come to an agreement, the court will decide these issues. Contested divorces are notorious for being difficult and challenging for both parties. Choose a divorce lawyer that can help you remain level-headed and counsel you so that you can make smart decisions for yourself and your family.  Allen Harris and Alyssa Myers are highly qualified and ready to handle your divorce case.

  • Our firm cares about each client that we represent.
  • Our attorneys have more than 30 years of collective experience.
  • Our firm is dedicated to the amicable resolution of your situation, if possible, but our attorneys are experienced litigators and ready to fight for your rights in court, if necessary.
  • Our attorneys provide you with knowledgeable counsel throughout the entire process. 

Think you have an Amicable Divorce?

An amicable divorce is one where both spouses agree on the terms of their divorce without resorting to litigation. An amicable divorce doesn’t necessarily mean the spouses leave their marriage on friendly terms, but it does indicate that they reached a peaceful resolution through collaboration or mediation.

What are considered grounds for divorce in Georgia?

Most divorces are granted on the grounds that the marriage is irretrievably broken. If one party contends that there is no chance the parties can reconcile, a divorce can be granted on the grounds that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Divorce may be, but is very rarely, granted on a fault ground.  The following is a list of the fault grounds authorized in Georgia:

  • Intermarriage by persons within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity
  • Mental incapacity at the time of the marriage
  • Impotency at the time of the marriage
  • Force, menace, 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 in either of the parties after marriage
  • Willful and continued desertion by either of the parties for the term of one year
  • The conviction of either party for an offense involving moral turpitude, under which he is sentenced to imprisonment in a penal institution for a term of two years or longer
  • Habitual intoxication
  • Cruel treatment, which shall consist of the willful infliction of pain, bodily or mental, upon the complaining party, such as reasonably justifies apprehension of danger to life, limb, or health
  • Incurable mental illness
  • Habitual drug addiction, which shall consist of addiction to any controlled substance as defined in Article 2 of Chapter 13 of Title 16. Regardless of the reason that led to your divorce, you have the right to protect your rights as a parent, your assets and accustomed way of life. 

Our firm can help you safeguard your best interests throughout the entirety of your case and stand at your side every step of the way, even in court if necessary. 

 If you are considering filing for divorce or need assistance with your current divorce, please contact Harris Divorce & Family Law with a convenient office located in Roswell and serving all the Metro Atlanta counties.