A Guide for Getting Divorced in Fayette County Georgia.
What Judge will I get?
The Clerk of Court will appoint one of four (4) superior court judges in this circuit.
Will I have to do a parenting class? Will I have to go to mediation?
Under the Fayette County Georgia rules, you do not have to attend a parenting class, although the judge may require this later. Prior to a hearing, however, you will have to attend mediation with the hope that you will reach an agreement
When is Court held?
Each judge has a non-jury day each month. Your lawyer will be able to find out what day it is and schedule a hearing.
How long of a hearing can I get?
Generally the judges do not want a hearing longer than two (2) hours.
How long will my divorce take?
You need to wait at least 31 days before you get divorced. Generally a contested divorce takes between six (6) months and a year. If someone requess a jury trial, it could take longer.
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