The cost of filing your divorce petition will vary by county in Georgia, though in all counties it will cost at least $100 (as of September, 2010). Contact your county district court to find out the specific fees for filing for divorce in your county.
While it is possible to obtain your own divorce in Georgia, it is often recommended that the parties hire an attorney. There are a number of legal documents, including the settlement agreement, required for a divorce in Georgia. Depending on your attorney, your fees could run into the thousands of dollars.
The specific circumstances of your divorce will also influence your divorce costs. Whether the divorce is contested or uncontested, whether there are children from the marriage or whether there is disagreement about child custody or distribution of assets will impact the settlement. If your divorce is contested or involves complicated custody issues, expect your costs to be higher.
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