Family Law Information Center


The Northeastern Judicial Circuit Family Law Information Center (FLIC) provides assistance to individuals filing in or living in Hall and Dawson Counties who plan to represent themselves in divorce or legitimation cases. FLIC also has resources and information for other family law matters.

FLIC reception hours are as follows:

Monday 8:00 - 4:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 4:00
Thursday 8:00 - 5:00
Friday 8:00 - 4:30 (Closed 12-1)

All of the information listed on this site is referred to as “Self Help” information. As with all legal matters, it is strongly recommended that you obtain the services of an attorney. Any mistakes, whether intentionally or inadvertently made, can have very serious and costly consequences for both you and your family members.


FLIC offers free, limited help to people representing themselves in divorce or legitimation actions. Before filing your divorce or legitimation, it is strongly recommended you get the advice or representation of a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer, and you must represent yourself, call FLIC for assistance.

Some Important Things to Remember:

  • In Hall County, if you are representing yourself in a divorce, the Judge’s office will not give you a final hearing date until you have had your paperwork reviewed by a FLIC staff member. (There may be limited exceptions to this requirement. Please speak to a FLIC staff member for more information.)

  • Getting an Appointment:

    • Appointments are FREE. However, they must be scheduled in advance in order to allow sufficient time to review your information.
    • Appointments are available only to individuals who live in Hall or Dawson County or are eligible to file in Hall or Dawson County.
    • Be sure to call the office to schedule your appointment and to find out more about the required paperwork and filing fees.
    • To obtain an appointment with a member of the FLIC Review Staff, you will need to complete and return an Appointment Request Form This can be accessed by visiting our Forms and Links tab.
    • To obtain an appointment with a FLIC Attorney, you will need to complete additional consultation paperwork and qualify financially along with the Appointment Request Form.
    • Being thorough and complete in your paperwork is important for speedy processing, as wait times for appointments can be lengthy.
    • Completed Appointment Request Forms can be emailed to or returned in person at the Hall County Courthouse FLIC office on the 3rd Floor.
    • Once your form(s) has been received, you will be contacted with instructions and an appointment time.


The NEJC Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program recruits and assists volunteer GALs for Hall and Dawson County Superior Court cases where child custody and parenting time are disputed and the Court requires special assistance. GALs are appointed by the court in individual cases to serve as factfinders and to represent the best interests of the child(ren).

What does a Guardian ad Litem do?

  • GALs will interview, visit, and attend meetings with the parties/children involved in the case.
  • GALs submit their findings and recommendations to the court.
  • GALs complete follow-up assignments as ordered by the court.

How can I volunteer to be a Guardian ad Litem?

  • You must be an attorney in good standing and have an interest in serving.
  • You must complete an accepted training program.
  • Contact the NEJC GAL office at (770) 531-2463.


In no event will any court staff (including, but not limited to, the Court Administrator, Clerk of Court, or any person contributing to the development of this information, forms or instructions) be liable for any damages resulting from their use. These forms may or may not be appropriate for your particular case. In addition, due to the changing nature of the law, the information in these instructions and forms may be or become outdated. While we make every attempt to provide up-to-date information, it is your responsibility to review any statutes (laws) mentioned in the packets to make sure the forms are current. It is strongly recommended that you obtain the services of an attorney.

By accessing any of the forms below you acknowledge that you understand the information stated above. If you do not understand this notice, please contact a FLIC representative at (770) 531-2463 before proceeding.



NEJC Approved Parenting Seminar (English)
Seminario para padres aprobado por NEJC (español)

Please print as SINGLE or ONE SIDED.

Forms obtained on this site may also be purchased in person at the Clerk of Courts office in the Hall County Courthouse.

Instructions (Instrucciones) v21.02

Petition for Divorce (Peticion de Divorcio) v. 1612

Exhibit A – Standard Visitation Schedule (Anexo A – Horario Normal de Regimen de Visitas) v. 1612

Exhibit A – Parenting Plan for Physical Custody/Visitation (Anexo A – Plan de Padres sobre la Custodia Fisica/Regimen de Visitas) v. 1612

Child Support Website (Sitio de Web de Manutención de Hijos Menores) v21.02

Verification (formulario de Certificacion) v. 1612

Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit (Declaracion Jurada Financiera de Relaciones Domesticas) v. 1612

Acknowledgment of Service and Consent to Jurisdiction and Venue (Confirmacion de Enterado y el formulario de Consentimiento de Jurisdiccion Personal y Lugar) v. 1612

Settlement Agreement (Convenio) v. 1612

Child Support Addendum (Anexo de Manutencion para Menores) v. 1612

Child Support Addendum for Cases with Multiple Children v. 1707

Affidavit of Diligent Search (Declaracion Jurada de Busqueda Diligente) v. 1612

Domestic Relations Case Filing Information Form (Fillable) (Formulario de la Presentacion de Casos de Relaciones Familiares) v20.01

State of Georgia Report of Divorce, Annulment or Dissolution or Marriage (Fillable) (Informe del Estado de Georgia de Divorcio, Anulacion o Disolucion de Matrimonio) v20.04

Domestic Relations Final Disposition Information Form (Fillable) (Formulario sobre la Disposicion Final de Casos de Relaciones Familiares) v20.01

Pro Se Mediation Referral Form (Formulario para Mediacion Pro Se) v. 1612

Domestic Relations Action Standing Order and Certificate of Service v22.03

Download the Entire Packet – Bilingual Version v22.03

Forms obtained on this site may also be purchased in person at the Clerk of Courts office in the Dawson County Government Center.

Dawson County Divorce with Children (English) v22.03

Dawson County Divorce without Children v22.03

Simple Divorce Packet v22.03

Answer and Counterclaim for Divorce with Children v21.01

Please print as SINGLE or ONE SIDED.

Contact Us

Reception Hours
Monday 8:00 - 4:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 4:00
Thursday 8:00 - 5:00
Friday 8:00 - 4:30 (Closed 12-1)

Hall County Courthouse
225 Green Street, S.E.
3rd Floor
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Phone Number: 770-531-2463
Fax Number: 770-536-7924

*Individuals needing the Family Law Information Center for Dawson County must contact the Hall County office at the address and phone number listed above.