Marietta Divorce Lawyers
Georgia is different from most states when it comes to divorce. Bad conduct is still relevant here. While cases can certainly be filed under the ground of irretrievably broken, which is referred to as the no-fault ground, they can also be filed on the grounds that one side was at fault. One of those fault grounds for divorce is desertion.
At Abbott & Abbott, we take an aggressive approach. This makes us well-equipped in contentious cases, and allegations of desertion often lead to contentious cases. As your advocates, we will fight for your rights and protect your interests.
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What Is the Definition of Desertion?
Desertion is defined as willful and intentional abandonment of marriage for one year or more. Many people think that desertion refers to one spouse packing up and leaving, moving to another home, to another city or to another state entirely. While this is possible, desertion can occur with both spouses remaining under the same roof. If there has been no physical relationship for one year or more, meaning that the spouses do not sleep together or that they stay in separate rooms, this constitutes desertion.
Grounds for Divorce Make a Difference
The spouse accused of desertion, the spouse being accused of being at-fault for the divorce, may receive a less favorable outcome than if there was no fault. In other words, having grounds for divorce does make a difference. That is why we will carefully review your case, determining whether these allegations should be made and fighting against them if they have been made against you. You can be confident we will fight for you.
Contact Us for a Free 30-Minute Consultation
For a free 30-minute consultation about desertion as grounds for divorce in Cherokee County, contact us today. We accept all major credit cards.