Primarily servicing the greater New York City metropolitan area



LEONARD M.WEINER, ESQ, Ph.D.
DIVORCE SOLUTIONS
206 East 38th Street
New York, N.Y. 10016
(212) 370-1660

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET A DIVORCE - JURISDICTION, GROUNDS

Question #20:
Currently am involved in an upcoming divorce proceeding where the wife may claim adultery. I have reviewed your other messages and see that some sort of proof is required. What is/could be considered proof? I live in the state of Georgia. She has also contacted the husband of the person that I supposedly had this affair with and I am trying to control the damage to many innocent people. I have scheduled a meeting with counsel but this is getting out-of-hand rapidly and any basic information would be appreciated. Thank You
Answer:
I am not familiar with the evidentiary requirements under Georgian matrimonial law and whether grounds are necessary to receive a divorce in Georgia. In New York, grounds are necessary and the statute delineates 6 specific grounds for divorce. Adultery is one of the grounds.
Generally, the courts listen to the testimony of the opposing sides and determine the truthfulness of the testimony being given; they do not require eyewitness testimony in adultery cases.

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions

Back to content