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  • Child Support Calculators

    This is an online child support calculator to help you complete the child support worksheets required in family law cases. Read More

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    Georgia Child Support Commission
  • Child Support Enforcement Fact Sheet

    This web page contains additional information about the child support enforcement process. Content Detail

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    Office of Child Support Enforcement
  • Child Support Enforcement Process

    The Office of Child Support Enforcement will take the following steps to collect child support from a non-custodial parent: Step 1: Opening a Child Support Case, Step 2: Locating the Non-custodial Parent, Step 3: Establishing Paternity, Step 4: Establishing a Support Order, and Step 5: Enforcing a Support Order. These web pages describe the process and provide answers to common questions. Content Detail

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    Office of Child Support Enforcement
  • Collecting Child Support: A Guide For Parents

    Your child has a right to be supported. By law, parents must support their child until the child either (1) reaches the age of 18 (if in high school, up to age 20), (2) marries, or (3) becomes emancipated. This web page explains how to collect child support. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
  • Enforcing Child Support

    This document contains information about the process for enforcing child support. Read More

  • Modification of a Court Order in a Family Law Case

    This document explains how to modify a court order in a family law case. Read More

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Know Your Rights Articles (10)+

  • Appalachian Circuit Family Law Information Center

    The Appalachian Family Law Information Center (AppFLIC) was developed to help residents of Pickens, Gilmer and Fannin Counties who wish to represent themselves in domestic legal matters or educate themselves about domestic issues. Content Detail

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    Appalachian Circuit Family Law Information Center
  • Basic Rights of Parents

    This document discusses the basic of rights of parents under the law, excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Clayton County Family Law Information Program Forms

    These forms are for people who want to represent themselved in a family law case in Clayton County Superior Court Read More

  • Fulton County Family Law Information Center - Family Law Forms

    This web site contains forms for use in family law proceedings in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia. Content Detail

  • Northeastern Judicial Circuit Family Law Information Center

    Located on the fourth floor of the Hall County Courthouse (Rooms 459 and 460), the Northeastern Judicial Circuit Family Law Information Center (FLIC) provides assistance to individuals who represent themselves in divorce or legitimation actions (pro se litigants). The Center also has resources and information available for individuals with other related family matters. As with all legal matters, it is strongly recommended that you obtain the services of an attorney. Content Detail

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    Northeastern Judicial Circuit Family Law Information Center
  • Pauper's Affidavit (Request to File without Paying Fees)

    The Pauper's Affidavit, also known as a "pauperis" affidavit, can be filed by very low-income persons to avoid paying filing fees to the court. Usually the judge will review the affidavit and make a decision about whether you have to pay fees or not. If you file this affidavit, you must be ready to respond to the judge about your income. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Pro Se Petition for Release from Incarceration for Child Support Debt

    The attached petition may be used by indigent parents who have been jailed for nonpayment of child support debt following civil child support contempt proceedings initiated by the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS). Read More

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    Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Safety-focused Parenting Plan

    When the court decides child custody, the parents must file a Parenting Plan to set out the details of how the parents will share the parenting responsibilities after a divorce or separation. If there is any history of family violence in the relationship, the parent may need a Safety-Focused Parenting Plan. This parenting plan includes special considerations on visitation and safety where there is family violence. This plan should also be changed to meet the family's individual needs. Content Detail

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Southern Judicial Circuit Self-help Forms for Pro Se Parties

    The Southern Judicial Circuit covers these 5 counties in Georgia: Brooks, Colquitt, Echols, Lowndes and Thomas Counties. These self-help forms may be used in these 5 counties. The PDF forms cover family law. Content Detail

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    Southern Judicial Circuit
  • What to Do if You Are Sued

    This video provides basic information about what to do if you are sued. It briefly reviews the paperwork involved in a lawsuit and the different ways a case can be resolved. Read More