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Divorce in Cherokee County

When you are considering a divorce, it is important to know that every county in Georgia has the ability to set their own unique rules and procedures in family law and divorce cases. This means that cases in Cherokee County could follow a different process than cases in Fulton County. For residents of Cherokee County, you might wondering, "how do I know which county to file my divorce in?" Generally speaking, if you live together with your spouse in Cherokee County, the divorce will likely be filed in Cherokee County Superior Court. However, if you and your spouse currently live separately, you could end up filing your divorce in the county where your spouse lives. For more city/town divorce specific information select your city below.

How do I file for Divorce in Cherokee?

Before beginning your divorce process, it is critically important to know which county you will file in. Divorce and Family Law cases filed in Cherokee County are heard by the Cherokee County Superior Court. The first step you will take when filing in Cherokee County will be to pay a "filing fee" that is typically between $210.00 and $220.00. Along with this fee, you or your lawyer will submit individual Cherokee County divorce forms to the court. These forms will need to be drafted and filed with the Court. Depending on the details of your case, the required forms may vary. If you have minor children, you will have to resolve child support and child custody questions. The forms for this situation will be different from the forms for a situation where the parties have no children. Below, we offer a comprehensive list of free Cherokee divorce forms to help you in your search. It may be wise to consider hiring a family law firm or divorce lawyer, since that attorney will typically draft and file all necessary forms, and if necessary, represent you in court. Furthermore, it is important to hire a family law firm or divorce lawyer that has experience practicing divorce law in Cherokee County. A local experienced divorce lawyer/firm will have meaningful experience working within local rules, procedures, and judge preferences.

As a firm, Meriwether & Tharp has served Georgians in and around Cherokee County for more than 20 years. Our offices are fully staffed and have teams of experienced divorce lawyers ready to serve you. If you need help filing your divorce, please call (678) 879-9000 for a free telephone consultation with one of our divorce lawyers.

Free Cherokee County Divorce Forms

At Meriwether & Tharp, we believe divorce forms should be free and everyone should have access to them. Searching the web, you will find websites and business offering to sell you divorce forms. Don't fall for this scam. Don't ever pay for divorce forms online, free divorce forms are available on this website and typically on the county's official Superior Court webpage.


Critical Divorce and Family Law Forms




Divorce With Children


Divorce Without Children


Parenting Seminars


School Calendars

Packets of free divorce forms.
Cherokee County does not have available any packets related to how to file a family law matter. Many of the divorce forms and procedures are similar from county to county, you may refer to another counties resources to obtain additional documents and instructions as it relates to filing a divorce.

Cherokee County Divorce with Children

Divorce is usually more complex when minor children are involved. You may be required to submit additional paperwork to the court and attend hearings pertaining to child custody, visitation and child support.

Child Custody

Child Support

Parenting Class

Child Custody

Determining child custody and visitation plans will come down to determining "what is in the best interest of the minor child." Judges will look to numerous factors to help them determine what is in a child's best interest.

Child Support

In Georgia, child support is calculated by using the Georgia Online Child Support Calculator. Generally speaking, you will enter in the number of minor children and the monthly income of both parents. The Online Child Support Calculator will create a presumptive amount of child support using this information. The amount can be varied upward or downward using deviations.

Parenting Class

The Superior Court in each Georgia County has the power to establish a parenting class program that is designed to educate both parties as to the effects divorce and family law issues have on minor children. As a result, many counties in Georgia will require both parents in a divorce with minor children to take a mandatory parenting class.

How do I Select a Divorce Lawyer?

With numerous divorce lawyers and divorce law firms in the marketplace, how are you supposed to select the best one for you? Each person's case had unique issues that individual to that person. To select the best lawyer for your particular case, you need to make sure that you spend time calling and "interviewing" attorneys so that you can determine which lawyer took the time to answer all of your questions fully and provide you with a realistic path to your goals.

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