Spousal abandonment in Georgia is grounds for divorce.
If your spouse abandoned you, you’re wondering what your rights are.
In this article, you’ll learn:
Let’s dig in.
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Spousal abandonment in Georgia means that one spouse leaves the house and relationship without communication.
Abandonment is one of the grounds for divorce in Georgia.
In Georgia, the spouse has to have been gone for 1+ years to use it as a fault for the divorce.
Abandonment is when one spouse severs ties with the family.
And they abandon their responsibilities and duties to the family.
It’s one spouse leaving without any intention of coming back.
Abandonment means that the person leaves with the intention of ending the relationship.
This could mean that the spouse who leaves:
For the spouse that leaves, abandonment in Georgia may cause a judge to order:
A spouse who doesn’t follow their spouse due to work relocation cannot claim abandonment in Georgia.
Constructive abandonment is when spouses leave because the other made it impossible to stay.
Some consequences of marriage abandonment are that:
If you are using abandonment in Georgia as a fault for the divorce, how do you prove spousal abandonment?
Proving spousal abandonment means more than “they just left.”
You have to prove that the spouse:
Note that when a spouse comes back only to abandon again, this resets the clock.
And you can prove spousal abandonment with messages, emails, or social media.
What can you do legally when your wife leaves you?
(Or your husband.)
The courts cannot force you or your spouse to remain in the marriage.
The only thing you can do when your spouse leaves is file for divorce.
The abandoning spouse will receive a court order, making them financially responsible for:
To file for divorce, file a Petition for Divorce at your local Superior Clerk’s Office.
Related: Penalty For Hiding Assets In Divorce
What are an abandoned spouse’s rights?
The abandoned spouse most likely:
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