Northeastern Judicial Circuit Pro Se Packet – Simple Divorce
Instructions for Simple Divorce – 2006 Northeastern Judicial Circuit Family Law Information Center (last updated 1/23/07); adapted in part from
Instructions for Divorce without Minor Children provided by the DeKalb County Superior Court and Atlanta Legal Aid Society
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This packet is for parties who meet the above FOUR (4) requirements. DO NOT USE THIS PACKET IF
your spouse might not sign the divorce papers. Use one of the other packets available in the Clerk’s office.
¾ Please read through this entire packet at least one time before completing
any of the paperwork. It can take several hours to read the instructions
and complete the forms.
¾ FLIC (Room 459 on the Fourth Floor of the Hall County Courthouse) is open
to walk-ins on a first come, first serve, basis from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
¾ At FLIC, your forms will be checked for completeness and notarized free of
charge. You will also receive a folder, instructions for filing and
obtaining a Court date, and a procedural checklist.
¾ One-time consultations with the FLIC attorney are available if you are
unable to visit FLIC during regular walk-in hours or if you have general
legal questions regarding your divorce. These consultations are subject
to a conflict check and income qualification. You may call (770) 531-2463
for more information and to schedule an appointment.
¾ FLIC also has walk-in hours at the Dawson County Courthouse once per month
(usually on the third Friday of every month) from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m..
Check with the Judge’s office at (706) 344-3513 to confirm the dates and
times. These visits are also subject to a conflict check.
NO AUTHORITY TO GIVE LEGAL ADVICE
State law, O.C.G.A. § 15-19-51, prohibits court personnel (including staff attorneys or law clerks,
calendar clerks, clerk’s office staff, and sheriff’s department staff) from giving legal advice or answerin