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Practice Area Spotlight…Divorce and Family Law

January 23, 2015 - The day for romance and valentines is just around the corner. Valentine's Day is Saturday, February 14th. Ironically, February isn't just about candy, flowers, and roses.  February is also the most active month for divorce! Data shows that divorce filing go up approximately 40% in February.

There is a large group of people contemplating divorce all the time, but on Valentine's Day, many people decide they no longer want to be with the one they used to love or it serves as wake up call that their hearts are no longer in it. Whatever the reason, our team of divorce attorneys can help with this difficult experience.

Brian Strickland
(770) 957-3937

Chris Chapman
(770) 389-4864

Elizabeth Pool
(770) 775-3188

Megan Pearson
(770) 957-3937

Lajuana Ransaw
(770) 957-3937

In Georgia there are 13 grounds for divorce. One ground is “irretrievably broken” (sometimes referred to as the “no-fault ground”). The other 12 grounds for divorce in Georgia are “fault” grounds.

The following grounds shall be sufficient to authorize the granting of total divorce:

  1. Intermarriage by persons within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity
  2. Mental incapacity at the time of the marriage
  3. Impotency at the time of marriage
  4. Force menace, duress, or fraud in obtaining the marriage
  5. Pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband, at the time of the marriage, unknown to the husband;
  6. Adultery in either of the parties after marriage
  7. Continue reading the other grounds for divorce in Georgia.


Feel free to visit our divorce webpage or contact one of our divorce attorneys. We have offices in Henry County and Lamar County - McDonough, Stockbridge, and Barnesville that handle divorce and family law matters. 

Spotlight attorneys

William A. White William A. White William White specializes in condemnation litigation for both condemnors and property owners. William White also handles workers' compensation cases, employment law, and handles matters including litigation for the Henry County Board of Education and the Henry County Water Authority. His office is in McDonough, Georgia. Read more » Andrew J. Welch, III Andrew J. Welch, III Andy Welch specializes in general civil litigation, real estate, zoning and land use, local government, environmental law, and municipal law. Mr. Welch is a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and serves on the Judiciary Committee, Education Committee, and Committee on Children & Youth. Read more »
Byrd Garland Byrd Garland Byrd Garland is a 5th generation lawyer specializing in real estate, property matters and probate. Mr. Garland's clients include Butts County Board of Education, Butts County Hospital Authority. He manages the Jackson, Georgia office in Butts County. Read more » L. Scott Mayfield L. Scott Mayfield Scott Mayfield specializes in wills and estate planning, probate, civil litigation, local government law, property tax appeal, powers of attorney for health care and living wills. Mr. Mayfield manages the Barnesville, Georgia office in Lamar County. Read more »
Christopher Chapman Christopher Chapman Christopher Chapman is an expert in DUI defense. Chris Chapman was previously a law enforcement officer and prosecutor in Henry County. Chris is a past president of the Henry County Bar Association. His office is in Stockbridge, Georgia. Chris Chapman offers free consultations on DUI cases. Read more » Grant McBride Grant McBride Grant McBride specializes in real estate litigation, eminent domain / condemnation, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), local government and pubic sector entities, education law, employment law, and workers' compensation. Grant works in our McDonough Georgia office. Read more »
Bianca Davis Bianca Davis Bianca Davis specializes in real estate with over ten years of experience. Bianca attended the University of Florida, Levin College of Law and received her Juris Doctor degree in 2003. Bianca works in our McDonough Georgia office. Read more » Janet Scott Janet Scott Janet Scott specializes in criminal law, education law, employment law, and insurance defense. Janet previously litigated teacher termination hearings, including cases involving the CRCT cheating problem within the Atlanta Public School District. Read more »
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