UNCONTESTED DIVORCE—NO CHILDREN
The forms presented in this packet are designed to guide you in the preparation of your
divorce papers. You must fill in the required information as it applies to your situation. Your
papers should remain in the same order as they appear in this packet. If you do not have access to
a typewriter, you may fill the papers out by hand in neat print using BLACK ink.
You should fill in every blank line EXCEPT for the civil action file number blanks and
the lines provided for signatures by the Notary Public and the Judge.
In the Complaint and the Settlement Agreement, some sections have two possible
answers, separated by an [OR]. In these sections, you must choose which of the two choices fits
best in your situation, and then include only that choice in your documents. The other choice
should be ignored, and should not be included in your documents.
Make sure that everything is signed. All signatures that require notarization must be
notarized before your documents will be approved for filing.
State Law O.C.G.A. §15-19-51 forbids court personnel to give legal advice. Different situations
may require special procedures and courthouse personnel cannot advise you on how to proceed
or what forms may be necessary in specific situations. Divorce can be very complicated. The only
person allowed to help you in the preparation of these forms is a licensed attorney hired to represent you.
Please consult an attorney if you have questions about the procedure or what action is best for you to take.
YOU MAY NEED AN ATTORNEY IF:
The case is contested and your spouse has a lawyer.
You cannot locate your spouse to serve him or her with your papers.
You or your spouse has a house, pension, or large amount of property or income.
You might lose custody of your children.
You think you will have difficulty getting documents from your spouse about retirement
funds, income, etc.
Even if it is a friendly divorce, you should talk to a lawyer before you sign any settlement
papers or file anything in court.
Remember, you must fully complete the forms before the Judge will be able to grant you
a decree of divorce. Incomplete forms, as well as forms that are improperly filled out, may delay
the grant of your divorce. Make sure that you take time to read over all the forms, and understand
what is being asked of you in each situation.