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Georgia – Legal Form Sets

Click on the name of the form set in the list below for a description and a list the Georgia legal forms that may print depending on your individual case. Please note, you will only find descriptions on this page. To use I-CAN! to help you fill out your Georgia court forms, go back to I-CAN! Legal – Georgia Court Forms and click on “Create an Account / Login”.

Divorce/Response

If you want to divorce your spouse, you can use I-CAN! to help you fill out the forms.

You should NOT use I-CAN! if any of the following are true:

  • Your spouse contests the divorce,
  • You do not have an address where you can serve your spouse with the forms
  • You have a large amount of property together with your spouse
  • It will be difficult to obtain documents from your spouse
Income Deduction

If you want to request that your support order to be taken out of the non-custodial parent’s paycheck, you will need to file an Income Deduction Order. I-CAN! will help you fill out an Income Deduction Order for child support payment or child and spousal support payments. I-CAN! does not fill out Income Deduction Order for supposal support only.

In order to fill out an Income Deduction Order, you must have both of the following:

  • A signed support order from the court with you, and
  • The non-custodial parent’s social security number, and their employer’s name and address

If your support order was made before July 1, 1997, the payments must be at least 30 days late before you can file an Income Deduction Order.

Child Custody and Child Support

If you are the parent of a child and you want to change a court order to award you custody of that child you will need to file a Petition for Change of Custody and Child Support.

In order to petition for a change of custody of a child, the child must not have been illegally removed from the legal custodian’s home state.

Legitimation

If you are the father of a child born out of wedlock and you are not currently recognized as the child’s legal father, I-CAN! can help you fill out the court forms you need.

This process is called legitimation. It asks the court to determine that you are the Father. You can also file for custody and visitation with your legitimation forms.

Name Change

If you are an adult (at least 18), you can request a name change for yourself AND/OR for your minor child or children.

Annulment

In order to request an annulment of your marriage, you and your spouse must not have children together from this marriage AND you must have a good reason for an annulment. You must show proof of your reason.

You should not use I-CAN! if any of the following are true:

  • Your spouse contests to the annulment
  • You do not have an address where you can serve your spouse with the forms
  • You have property together
  • It would be difficult to obtain documents from your spouse
Fee Waiver

You may request that your court costs and fees be waived (using a Poverty Affidavit) for a family law case if you cannot afford to pay for the costs and fees of your case.

In order for I-CAN! to fill out your forms:

  • You must be unable to pay your bills, and
  • You must show proof by attaching a pay stub or unemployment stub to your forms.
Answer & Counterclaim

If you have been served with a Petition, it is very important that you respond so that a judgment is not filed against you. If you do not respond, you are telling the court that you are not arguing the Petition. To respond to the Petition, you will need to file an Answer. I-CAN! can help you complete this form.

You will need to have the Petition with you and/or have read the Petition very carefully.

If there are things in the Petition that you do not agree with and you believe you should be entitled to, you will need to file a counterclaim. The counterclaim is attached to the Answer.

If you request to file a counterclaim with your Answer you should talk to an attorney to make sure you have included all the requests possible.

Protection Order

If you have been abused or harassed, you can request a Protective Order.

If you have a relationship with the person you want protection from you may petition the Court for a Family Violence Temporary Protective Order. If you are not related to the person you may petition the Court for protection from stalking.

If the Court grants your petition, you will initially receive an Ex Parte Temporary Protective Order. If the Court grants your Ex Parte Temporary Protective Order, you will receive a court date to return for a hearing at which time you may ask the Court for a 12-Month Protective Order.

You can use I-CAN! to ask for a Protective Order OR to ask to modify your current protective order.

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