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Jurisdiction and Venue are an important part of any divorce or family law case filed in Georgia

Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction confers to the court authority to hear a case and make rulings on it. A court with jurisdiction to hear a divorce has the right to grant divorce and issue orders related to a divorce such as child support, alimony, custody, and property division. In the context of a family law case, jurisdiction allows the court to issue temporary and permanent orders binding both of the parties. In Georgia, only the superior Courts can generally hear and rule on divorce and family law cases.

Venue

Venue refers to the proper geographical area in which a spouse or party should file a case. Georgia law generally requires that a person’s divorce case be filed in the other spouse’s county of residence. If the spouse has moved away from Georgia, it may be possible to file the case Superior Court of the county  you reside. There are exceptions to these general rules.  However, If you do not file your case in the proper court, you run a substantial risk that your case being dismissed.  Therefore, it is important to know where you should file your case.  It is important to consult with an experienced attorney to make sure your case is being filed in the correct court and county.

Generally, if you are filing for an uncontested divorce with your spouse, the complaint can be filed in either party’s county, provided both parties have given the proper consent and this consent is filed with the court.

If you or your spouse/ex-spouse live in Cumming, you may be able file your case in Forsyth County Superior Court, which is found at:

100 Courthouse Square
Room 010
Cumming, GA 30040

Phone: 770-781-2120
Web: http://www.forsythclerk.com

The attorneys at Coleman Legal Group are experienced in helping hundreds of clients in divorce and family law matters. Call 770-609-1247 today to discuss your case with us.

Georgia Areas We Serve

In addition to Forsyth County, our attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.  Depending on the case, we can also take cases in other counties throughout the state of Georgia.

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Business, Immigration and Bankruptcy. We have two convenient offices located at:

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Estates, Wills, Trusts, Sports and Entertainment Law, Immigration and Business Law.  We have offices conveniently located at:

Cumming Georgia
The Avenue Forsyth
410 Peachtree Parkway
Building 400, Suite 4245
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

Alpharetta Georgia
North Point Park
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

Other Offices Throughout the Atlanta Metro Area

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