How to File For Divorce in Georgia
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HOW TO FILE FOR DIVORCE IN GEORGIA

- STEP BY STEP GUIDE -

STEP 1 - 2 ways to download the required Georgia divorce papers:

Option A - BLANK GEORGIA DIVORCE PAPERS

Option B - HAVE DIVORCE PAPERS FILLED IN FOR YOU!

  • $299 Professional Service

STEP 2 - The person that has decided to file for divorce must fill out the following forms, make 4 copies, and submit to the Georgia County Court Clerk's Office:

  • Acknowledgement of Service (spouse must sign if spouse lives in the same county)
  • Acknowledgement of Service and Waiver of Jurisdiction (spouse must sign if spouse lives in another county from you)
  • Consent to Trial 31 Days After Service
  • Domestic Information Worksheet
  • Domestic Relations Filing Information Form
  • Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit
  • Non-Military Affidavit
  • Parenting Plan
  • Petition for Divorce
  • Separation Agreement
  • Verification Form
  • Pay Filing Fee

*If you have children, ask the clerk for the parental guidance classes you must attend before receiving your final divorce decree from the Judge. After successful completion, you will receive a certificate that you will need to file with the clerk.

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Either party must be a resident for at least 6 months..
  • Divorce must be for 'Irreconcilable Differences'

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

  • A divorce in Georgia takes a minimum of 6 months.

STEP 3 - After you have waited 30 days from the initial filing of your divorce papers in Step 2, you can now request a court hearing date. After you have scheduled a time, you will need to fill out the Georgia Final Judgment and Decree.

STEP 4 - Go to your hearing with the Final Judgment and Decree completed and if you have successfully completed all the steps required the Judge will authorize the Final Judgment.

STEP 5 - File the Domestic Relations Case Final Disposition Info Form and now your divorce in the State of Georgia is complete.

 

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