(1.) TALK WITH AN ATTORNEY
if the situation is complicated or if you are confused about what you are doing.
(2.) READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
before you fill out your forms.
(3.) SIGN YOUR NAME ON THE DOCUMENTS IN FRONT OF A NOTARY PUBLIC.
The Notary Public must see you sign your documents and check your identification while you are signing.
(4.) ARE YOU IN THE CORRECT COUNTY?
The Court cannot hear your petition if DeKalb County is not the correct county where it should be filed. You must file your petition in the correct County.
(5.) IF MAILING YOUR PETITION TO THE CLERK,
mail your signed original petition, all additional copies and a self-addressed stamped return envelope to:
Clerk of Superior Court
DeKalb County Courthouse, Room G-210
556 N. McDonough Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030
(6.) DO YOU NEED TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF YOUR ACTION?
You can mail your notice with the appropriate fee to:
P.O. Box 361500
Decatur, Georgia 30036-1500
(404) 373-7779 Ext. 101
(7.) ARE YOU USING THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS?
You can mail your filed copy of your petition with the appropriate fee to:
DeKalb County Sheriff's Dept.
Civil Process Unit, Room G-6
DeKalb County Courthouse, Gr. Floor
556 N. McDonough Street Decatur, Georgia 30030