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Cumming Georgia Divorce Court Information | 770-609-1247

770-609-1247 | Cumming Georgia Divorce Lawyers and Family Law AttorneysFiling for divorce or being a part of a family law case is a difficult time, and knowing Cumming Georgia’s divorce law rules can save you time and money. In all Cumming, Georgia divorce cases, jurisdiction and venue play an important role in the process, as you will need to file the paperwork in the correct place in order to open your case.

Cumming Georgia is entirely located in Forsyth County Georgia. Cumming Georgia cases usually involve people residing the following zip codes: 30028, 30040 and 30041.  More Information >>>

Jurisdiction for Cumming Georgia Divorce Cases

Jurisdiction refers to the court’s authority to hear a case, as determined by its legal boundaries. A court with jurisdiction to hear a divorce has the right to grant the divorce itself and to decide on orders connected to the divorce, such as child support, custody, and property division.  The courts that have jurisdiction to hear a divorce case for someone residing in Cumming Georgia are the Georgia Superior Courts.  For example, Georgia has forty-nine Superior Court Circuits in Georgia, and each circuit is made up of one or more counties.  Most largely populated counties have their own Superior Court.  But the more rural counties with less population density usually share a Superior Court circuit.  It is not uncommon for three or four counties to share one Superior Court Circuit.

However, a divorce case should be filed in a county that can be said to have proper venue.  Venue should be proper and convenient to at least one of the parties.  Usually, venue needs to be most convenient to the defendant in the case, unless he or she consents to, or waives objections to the venue.

Venue for Cumming Georgia Divorce Cases

Venue refers to the proper geographical area in which a spouse can file. Usually, Georgia law requires that you file your divorce complaint in your spouse’s county of residence. If your spouse has moved away from Georgia, you may file at the Superior Court in your county. If you do not file in the proper place, you run the risk of your case being dismissed, thus it is important to know where you should be filing and note that your case could be specific – you should always double check with your court and your attorney that you are filing in the right place. 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 consent that this is agreeable. Once your case is open, court hearings will usually be held in the Superior Court in which you filed your complaint.

Superior Court Judges for Cumming Georgia Divorce Cases

The Superior Court of Forsyth County processes and decides all divorce and family law cases filed in Forsyth County / Cumming Georgia.  As of the date this page was published, there are three (3) Superior Court judges in Forsyth County deciding all divorce cases filed here:

When filing a divorce case in Cumming / Forsyth Count Georgia, it will be assigned to one of the three (3) judges listed above.  You cannot choose which judge it gets assigned to, but you case could be reassigned to another judge or court if needed.  If you have general questions, it is best to contact the Forsyth County Superior Court Clerk’s office or an experienced Cumming Georgia divorce and family law attorney.  this is because the staff of the judges in Cumming / Forsyth county cannot give legal advice and are not generally able to answer miscellaneous questions about the divorce process.

If you or your spouse lives in Cumming Georgia, you will file in in the Forsyth County Superior Court, which is located at:

101 East Courthouse Square
First Floor – Suite 1007
Cumming, Georgia 30040

Web: http://forsythclerk.com/

Phone: 770-781-2120

If you have questions about filing a divorce for yourself and one of the parties resides in Cumming Georgia, call us at 770-609-1247 to discuss your case. Our caring divorce and family law attorneys are experienced with Cumming Georgia and Forsyth County Georgia divorces.  We aim to help you navigate this stressful time in you life.

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