How do I file for divorce?

| Jul 11, 2019 | Family Law

While getting a divorce may seem like a complicated process, it actually is fairly easy to file the paperwork in Georgia. The complications often come in creating the paperwork to use to file. However, actually giving the paperwork to the court is usually only a matter of a few minutes of your time. Getting the ball rolling is important. You need to file for divorce so you can start moving towards getting in the courtroom and finalizing the process.

Georgia.gov explains that you need to file your divorce paperwork with the Superior Court. You will need to create a petition that gives the court information about your marriage, including your assets and any children. It need to provide details about your situation and why you are asking for a divorce. At this time you do not need to get into what you want out of the divorce. This is merely listing facts of your case.

You will file this complaint in the county in which your spouse lives. This is important. If your spouse does not live in the state, then file in your own county.

Once you file, the rest of the process can begin. You may need to draw up further paperwork about what you want out of the divorce, such as assets you want, child support, visitation schedules, etc. This part of the process can take some time as you may need to negotiate with your partner to reach an agreement. This information is for education and is not legal advice.