What Services are Available?
The Family Law Information Center can provide self-represented litigants and other interested persons with legal forms and instruction packets, attorney consultations, reference materials and other services.
The Family Law Information Center can provide tips on completing necessary documents, proper filing of those documents, and preparing and presenting your case in court.
Legal Forms and Instructions
The DeKalb County Family Law Information Center has form packets available for a nominal fee. Packets are currently available for:
- Name Change
- Child Support Modification
The Family Law Information Center will provide DeKalb County residents and individuals who file a case within DeKalb County with a one-time, 30-minute consultation for a nominal fee. Consultations are by appointment only, and are available only to those individuals who are not represented by an attorney. All requests for attorney consultations must be reviewed before approval is granted. If either party has received prior legal advice by the attorneys who counsel at the Center, the request can possibly be denied.
The Family Law Information Center staff is available to notarize family law documents free of charge. Picture identification is required for all notary services.
Who May Use The Center?
The Center and its resources are available to any resident of the State of Georgia. Consultations with an attorney are available to DeKalb County residents and individuals who file a case within DeKalb County. When using the Center and it’s forms, remember that you must file your petition with and follow the guidelines of the county that has jurisdiction over your legal matter.
What are the Costs for the Center’s Services?
Most of the Center’s services are free of charge. There is however a nominal fee for the legal forms and instruction packets and consultations. There will be other fees associated with filing and serving your petition. Please check with the appropriate offices for other fees.
What if you Still Need Help?
The Family Law Information Center maintains a listing of attorneys who practice in the area of family or domestic relations law. This listing can be used as a tool in selecting an attorney. The DeKalb County Family Law Information Center cannot recommend a specific attorney. It will be your responsibility to contact and interview an attorney whom you want to hire.
Where is the Center Located?
The DeKalb County Family Law Information Center is located in downtown Decatur, at the corner of North McDonough Street and West Trinity Place. The Center is on the 1st floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse Building. The Center is accessible by MARTA train at the Decatur station.