Adultery: One of Thirteen Grounds for Divorce

While learning that your spouse has been unfaithful can be heart breaking to say the least, it can be somewhat comforting to know that the law takes this unfortunate situation into account and that some form of justice can be met for being so utterly wronged by somebody whom you loved and with whom you created a life and home. The state of Georgia has long recognized infidelity as one of thirteen grounds for total divorce. O.C.G.A. § 19-5-3(6). Most importantly, infidelity of a spouse can be used strategically in negotiation for a settlement. Specifically, OCGA § 19-6-1(b) bars a party from receiving alimony if a preponderance of the evidence shows that the separation between the parties was caused by adultery.

Categories:

Request Your Free Case Evaluation

With many years of experience in the field, you can rest assured that when you contact an associate from the firm you will be represented by a legal professional who has successfully handled a number of cases, some of which could be quite similar to yours.

    • Please enter your name.
    • This isn't a valid phone number.
      Please enter your phone number.
    • This isn't a valid email address.
      Please enter your email address.
    • Please make a selection.
    • Please enter a message.