Based on whether the parties can come to an agreement on the terms or not, GA state defines two types of divorces: contested and not, where the latter is commonly a no-fault marriage dissolution granted without a hearing and with a smaller set of GA uncontested divorce forms being required.
Although this type is rather common across the US, each state can have different terms on how to qualify. Thus, in GA you must be a conscious citizen of the state for at least six months before submitting the petition. There are no particular requirements as to the county of residency; however, some attorneys recommend having at least a thirty-day period of living in a certain county to avoid being rejected when filing.
Uncontested divorce papers in GA include a basic set, which consists of the petition, settlement agreement, and waiver of service. If you are a parent to a minor, unable to pay the fees, or some other circumstances exist, you will have to fill in some other Georgia forms for uncontested divorce.
From the moment of filing for uncontested divorce in GA, the parties have 30 days. During this term they are allowed to change their mind and withdraw the petition or to apply for a change of terms. This rarely happens, however.
The cost of an uncontested divorce in GA consists of two parts: official court expenses and legal help charges. Court expenses usually include filing and service fees - some other charges may be applied too. In GA, you have the opportunity to handle the case electronically, but you will be charged extra for that. Other expenses include legal charges, which range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.
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If you don’t earn enough to cover the court costs, you may be released from paying those. To be granted a release, you need to attach a fee waiver to your petition, as well as the documents stating your financial situation.
Even if there are children under 18 involved, marriage dissolution can be still be rather affordable if you:
However, keep in mind that if you have complications, it is better to pay extra and get professional help than to have the case rejected.
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