Georgia

 

 

How to File for Divorce in Georgia


 

Step 1 - Download divorce papers for Georgia using one of the buttons above.

Step 2 - The spouse who decides to file for divorce must complete the forms and then file them with the Circuit Court Clerk's Office in the county where he or she resides, in addition to paying the proper filing fee. These may include:
Georgia Complaint of Divorce
Affidavit of Testimony in Support of Decree
Divorce Information Sheet

Step 3 - You must notify your spouse of the filing by sending him or her copies of the filed documents from Step 2 and the Answer, Waiver, and Agreement for Taking of Testimony. Next, your spouse must return the Answer, Waiver, and Agreement for Taking of Testimony to you so that you can deliver the forms to the clerk.
IF YOU HAVE MINOR CHILDREN -- Schedule a time to meet with your spouse to complete the forms related to your children. These may include:
Child Support Obligation Income Statement
Child Support Guidelines
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
Child Support Guidelines Notice of Compliance

Step 4 - You will have to negotiate the division of your property (i.e. assets and debts) by jointly completing the Separation Agreement. Using the completed Separation Agreement, you then must complete the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce.

Step 5 - After completing the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce, the spouse who filed for divorce must file these forms. At the clerk's office, you may schedule a court hearing date if necessary. The clerks office will inform you if a hearing is necessary to complete the divorce, or if a judge will authorize your Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce. If the judge does so, the clerk will mail you the courts authorization. Whether you receive the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce in the mail or at the court hearing, you will have to file it with the clerk. This filing will complete your divorce in the state of Georgia.


 

District Courts in Georgia


 

NORTHERN DISTRICT
ATLANTA
Address - 75 Spring Street SW Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone - (404) 215-1655
Filing Fee - $350.00
Hours - 8:00 - 4:45 (Mon thru Fri)

GAINESVILLE
Address - 121 Spring Street Room 201 Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone - (678) 450-2760
Filing Fee - $350.00

NEWNAN
Address - 18 Greenville Street Newnan, GA 30264
Phone - (404) 215-1655
Filing Fee - $350.00

ROME
Address - 600 East First Street Rome, GA 30264
Phone - (706) 378-4060
Filing Fee - $350.00

MIDDLE DISTRICT
ALBANY (C.B. KING COURTHOUSE)
Address - 201 West Broad Ave Albany, GA 31701
Phone - (229) 430-8432
Filing Fee - $350.00
Hours - 8:30 - 5:00 (Mon thru Fri)
E-Mail - albany.ecf@gamd.uscourts.gov

ATHENS
Address - 115 East Hancock Ave Athens, GA 30601
Phone - (706) 227-1094
Filing Fee - $350.00
E-Mail - athens.ecf@gamd.uscourts.gov

COLUMBUS
Address - 120 12th Street Columbus, GA 31902
Phone - (706) 649-7816
Filing Fee - $350.00
E-Mail - columbus.ecf@gamd.uscourts.gov

MACON
Address - 475 Mulberry Street Macon, GA 31202
Phone - (478) 752-3497
Filing Fee - $350.00
E-Mail - macon.ecf@gamd.uscourts.gov

VALDOSTA
Address - 401 North Patterson Street Suite 212 Valdosta, GA 31601
Phone - (229)-242-3616
Filing Fee - $350.00
E-Mail - valdosta.ecf@gamd.uscourts.gov

SOUTHERN DISTRICT
AUGUSTA
Address - 600 James Brown Blvd Augusta, GA 30901
Phone - (706) 849-4400
Filing Fee - $350.00
Hours - 8:30 - 5:00 (Mon thru Fri)

BRUNSWICK
Address - 801 Gloucester Street Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone - (912) 280-1350
Filing Fee - $350.00
Hours - 8:30 - 5:00 (Mon thru Fri)

DUBLIN
Address - 100 Franklin Street Dublin, GA 31021
Phone - (478) 272-2121
Filing Fee - $350.00
Hours - 8:30 - 5:00 (Mon thru Fri)

SAVANNAH
Address - 125 Bull Street Savannah, GA 31401
Phone - (912) 650-4150
Filing Fee - $350.00
Hours - 8:30 - 5:00 (Mon thru Fri)

STATESBORO
Address - 52 North Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458
Phone - (912) 764-3276
Filing Fee - $350.00
Hours - 8:30 - 5:00 (Mon thru Fri)

WAYCROSS
Address - 601 Tebeau Street Waycross, GA 31501
Phone - (912) 283-2870
Filing Fee - $350.00
Hours - 8:30 - 5:00 (Mon thru Fri)