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Temporary Hearings Law in Georgia

Georgia Family Law and Divorce Temporary Hearing Lawyers: Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Metro Atlanta Area

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s attorneys practice in the area of Temporary Hearings in Georgia. If you have been summoned for a temporary hearing, the attorneys at Coleman Legal Group, LLC can help make sure your rights are protected. Temporary hearings are very different from ordinary civil proceedings in that different set of court rules apply. For example, the overall merits of the main case are not at issue in a temporary hearing. O.C.G.A. Section 19-6-3.

Rather, the purpose of a temporary hearing is to establish financial support for one of the parties during the time the main case is progressing. This support may include, but is not limited to:

  • Temporary Child Support
  • Temporary Custody and Visitation Rights
  • Temporary Alimony / Spousal Support
  • A Court Order mandating that one party pay the utility bills, mortgage, auto payments, etc. for the benefit of the other party
  • A Court Order mandating that one party pay all or some of the Attorney’s Fees of the other party

During a temporary hearing, each party may present their own oral testimony and that of one other witness. Any additional witnesses may testify via deposition or affidavit. Georgia Uniform Superior Court rule 24.5(A).

Affidavits by additional witnesses must be served upon the opposing party / counsel no less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to a temporary hearing. Georgia Uniform Superior Court rule 24.5(A). If the temporary hearing involves alimony and/or child support, each side must present a Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit (DRFA). Georgia Uniform Superior Court Rule 24.2. If the temporary hearing involves child custody / visitation, both parties should present a Parenting Plan, Child Support Addendum and Child Support Worksheets to the judge at the hearing.

In Georgia, the rules of evidence are relaxed during temporary hearings. For example, the Court may admit hearsay, although it technically has no probative value. Gray v. Gray, 226, GA. 767, 768, 117 S.E. 2d 575 (1970). However, one should not expect that just because the rules of evidence may be relaxed during a temporary hearing – that the judge will allow any and all evidence to be admitted.

Divorce and Family Law – Georgia Areas We Serve

Our Georgia divorce lawyers and family law attorneys handle cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Duluth, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Suwanee, Marietta, Woodstock, Sandy Springs, Kennesaw, Gainesville, Midtown Atlanta, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, Smyrna, Buford, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Decatur, Grant Park, East Atlanta and the Virginia Highlands.

Our Georgia divorce lawyers and family law attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia attorneys practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Estates, Wills, Trusts, Sports and Entertainment Law, Immigration and Business Law. We have offices conveniently located at:

Alpharetta Georgia
North Point Park
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map
Atlanta Georgia
Colony Square
1201 Peachtree Street, 400
Colony Square, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map
Dunwoody / Sandy Springs
GA 400, Atlanta Georgia

1200 Abernathy Road, Bldg 600
Northpark Town Center
Atlanta, GA 30328
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Cumming Georgia
The Avenue Forsyth
410 Peachtree Parkway
Building 400, Suite 4245
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map
Johns Creek / Duluth Georgia
11555 Medlock Bridge Road
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map
Duluth Georgia
Sugarloaf
2180 Satellite Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map
Kennesaw Georgia
TownPark Center
125 TownPark Drive
Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map
Lawrenceville
Huntcrest
1755 North Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

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