File for Divorce
Visit the Clerk’s Office of the Superior Court to begin divorce proceedings.
File for divorce with your county’s Clerk of the Superior Court.
You must file for divorce with the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where you or your spouse have lived for at least 6 months. You’ll start by filing a complaint for divorce, or petition for divorce, with the legal grounds for your divorce and what issues you want the court to address.
Divorces can either be contested or uncontested. In uncontested divorces, both parties agree to the terms of divorce, such as child custody, the division of assets, or alimony. In contested divorces, the parties do not agree and must settle these terms in court.
It is recommended that you seek legal advice when filing for divorce. You can find an attorney by visiting the State Bar of Georgia’s website.