Have you decided that enough is enough and dissolving your Georgia marriage is your best option? Depending on your situation, an uncontested divorce may meet your needs. It might help you get started on a new path without presenting the details of your circumstances and issues in court.
According to Psychology Today, even if you and your spouse agree on divorcing, several other factors affect how and when you separate. These may include where you’ll stay after the split, spousal support, child support and parenting plans.
Requirements for an uncontested divorce
Before filing for an uncontested divorce, you or your spouse must be a resident of the state and provide legal reasons for the dissolution of your marriage. These reasons may include the following:
- Conviction of a spouse for a moral turpitude offense with a resulting prison term of two years or more
- Willful and continued desertion of a spouse for at least a year
- Mental or physical cruelty
- Habitual intoxication or drug addiction
- Incurable mental illness
If you feel you cannot fix the marriage, filing because the marriage is irretrievably broken is also considered legal grounds for divorce.
Benefits of an uncontested divorce
In an uncontested divorce, the dissolution may go through quickly if you can agree on items such as who gets the house and car, the amount of spousal or child support and custody arrangements. In these conditions, the transition from married to single may be a smooth process, with less stress than a traditional divorce. This divorce option can keep expenses low and allow you and your ex to take the next steps in life separately.