The Family Law Resource Center’s (“FLRC”) physical office is closed through at least June 15, 2020, pursuant to the directions of the Supreme Court of Georgia. We are committed to providing our community with continued access to justice so we are now offering our services in an online format you can do from home. Please know that we will continue our online services for the Family Law Resource Center going forward and it is the best way to initiate and move forward with your family law action.
What services are available online?
FLRC has online form packets for the following actions:
- Divorce with children
- Divorce with no minor children
- Modification of a final order in a divorce, custody or legitimation action
- Contempt – failure to follow a final or temporary order in a divorce, custody or legitimation action
- Answer to Divorce, Legitimation, Modification or Contempt
- Legitimation – MUST have attended a Legitimation class in the past
What counties do you service?
Our forms can be used for any county in the State of Georgia. Each County has its own local rules – ways they handle mediation, judge assignments, final hearings, classes, etc. We have the local forms for Chatham, Effingham, Bryan & Liberty counties. We are adding additional county local rules forms as quickly as possible. If your county is not listed here, you can use our forms but must check with your county clerk to see what additional forms are needed pursuant to its local rules.
Required Parenting Classes
Parents of minor children must take a 4-hour parenting class. The Mediation is now offering virtual classes during COVID-19. After restrictions are lifted, Chatham County requires all parenting classes to be attended in person. To take the online Transitional Parenting class click here. We are working on a Legitimation class virtual option but it’s not available at this time.
Online Options Available Now
|Services||Uncontested Forms Packet||Contested Forms Packet||Forms Packet + 2 hours Coaching Session||Forms Packet + 4-6 hours of Mediation
|Easy to use forms created by a Georgia attorney with over 20 years of family law experience|
|Instructions on how to use the forms|
|Videos about your action|
|Definitions of terms|
|45-Minute form review session with FLRC Staff Member|
|Coaching Session of 1-2 issues with FLRC Staff Member and review forms|
|Mediation on several issues with registered GA family law mediator & review of forms|
|Signing & notary services|
|FLRC Checklist & Stamp|
|Filing instructions & next steps|
|Contested Actions - Required Final Hearing Questions|
|Final Uncontested Hrg Affidavit in lieu of appearance during COVID-19 only|
|Uncontested - Acknowledgement of Service|
|Contested - Service by Sheriff or private process server||On your own||On your own - if not settled at mediation||On your own - if not settled at mediation|
|Courthouse filing costs||On your own||On your own||On your own||On your own|
|Fee to Family Law Resource Center due prior to receiving forms||Chatham County $150 total, Other County $200 total||Chatham County $75 for person filing, Other County $100 for person filing||Chatham County $350 total, Other County $400 total||Chatham County $650 total, Other County $700 total|
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