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Divorce in Cobb County

If you are considering getting a divorce, it is important to remember that different counties in Georgia may set their own procedures and rules when processing divorce and family law cases. Cases filed in Cobb County can follow a different process than cases filed in other counties in Georgia. This highlights the importance of knowing which county your divorce will be filed in. While the rules on this subject (jurisdiction) can be somewhat complex, generally speaking for spouses living together in Cobb County, your divorce will be filed in Cobb County Superior Court. However, if you and your spouse live separately, you may end up having to file for 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 Cobb?

As mentioned previously, it is necessary to know which county you will be filing your divorce in. Divorce and Family Law cases filed in Cobb County are heard by the Cobb County Superior Court. When beginning the divorce process in Cobb County, you first must pay a filing fee that typically ranges from $210.00 to $215.00. Along with this fee, you will begin the divorce process by submitting your Cobb County Divorce Forms to the court. There are many forms and knowing which ones you will need to submit will be determined by the details of your case. If you have minor children involved, you will likely need to fill out specific forms addressing custody and support of your children. To help you in this process, we offer a comprehensive list of free Cobb County divorce forms below. However, if you decide to hire an attorney to help you with filing your divorce, you should expect them to draft and submit all necessary forms to the court. Furthermore, you should hire a divorce lawyer who has experience practicing family law in front of the Cobb County Superior Court. It is critically important that your divorce lawyer knows Cobb County rules, procedures, and judge preferences.

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

Free Cobb 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.

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Critical Divorce and Family Law Forms

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Divorce With Children

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Cobb 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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