In Georgia, divorce petitions, child support petitions, child custody modification, and other Family Law forms need to be filed with the county’s Superior Court.
Here’s a list of common Family Law documents to be filed with the Gwinnett County Superior Court, located at 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046.
Gwinnett County Petition for Divorce Forms
- Gwinnett County Complaint for Divorce Form - Without Minor Children - The main paper filed to initiate the divorce process if you and your spouse have no minor children. This form includes fields to indicate whether or not you are seeking alimony.
- Gwinnett County Complaint for Divorce Form - With Minor Children - The main paper filed to initiate divorce if you and your spouse have a minor child. This form includes fields for specifying the type of child custody you want and whether or not you are seeking child support.
- Permanent Parenting Plan - Your proposed arrangements for how you and your spouse will take care of your child after your divorce. Choose one of these Gwinnett County parenting plan forms:
- Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit - Details your financial information such as monthly income, monthly expenses, and debt payments (if any).
- Child Support Worksheet - If you are seeking child support, you can fill out this electronic worksheet, which serves as a child support calculator based on Georgia’s child support guidelines. You’ll then include the completed worksheet in your divorce petition. The resulting amount is only presumptive, meaning it may not be the same as the final support order.
- Gwinnett County Divorce Settlement Agreement Form - If you and your spouse have come up with an agreement on all your divorce matters (e.g. property division, alimony, child custody, etc), that agreement is detailed in this document and entered into court for the judge to review. Choose one of these forms:
- Service Acknowledgment - This needs to be filled out and signed by the respondent (your spouse) to confirm that they were served the initial divorce papers. Choose one of these forms:
Gwinnett County Child Custody Forms
If you are initiating a divorce action with children involved, the main Divorce Complaint form should specify the type of child custody you are seeking (see above). Other Gwinnett County forms for child custody cases include:
Gwinnett County Child Support Forms
If filing the Divorce Complaint form, you can specify whether or not you are seeking child support, and attach your Child Support Worksheet to show the calculation (see Divorce section above). Other Gwinnett County forms for child support include:
For Complete and Efficient Filing, Contact Attorney Sharon Jackson
There are more papers you may need to file in any Family Law process, including affidavits, motions, temporary orders, and notices. As important as it is to ensure that your documents are complete, it is equally crucial to keep them accurate, forthcoming, and legally sound.
Family Law cases are often confusing. In Gwinnett County and metro Atlanta, don’t hesitate to call Family Law Attorney Sharon Jackson. She is ready to guide you with experienced legal advice, not only in filing your papers but in taking the best next steps for your case. Call Attorney Jackson today at (678) 909-4100 or use our online contact form.