If you are thinking about a divorce, a Petition to Divorce will need to be filed on your behalf with the court. Along with this, there will need to be a domestic relations financial affidavit, child support worksheets, etc. Although you can file for divorce pro se (represent yourself), it would be beneficial for you to seek advice from an experienced lawyer to help you though this stressful time. Many pro se divorce cases will leave important factors out and a judge will send you home without a final judgment and decree for divorce. In order to avoid this, you should contact Blake Scoggins, LLC. We have handled numerous divorce cases, which have dealt with a variety of scenarios.
In Bartow County, Georgia, the Cherokee Judicial Circuit requires soon to be ex-spouses, to attend mediation prior to final settlement or judgment. Most of the time, there will be a temporary hearing on certain issues, a mediation, then a final hearing. If a case settles at mediation or prior to mediation, an order may be presented to the presiding judge for their signature. If not, then a hearing will need to be held. We can help you through this entire process. Give us a call today.