Increased Filing Fees for Georgia Divorces & other Civil Actions

On May 12, 2010, House Bill 1055 became effective. It substantially increases filing fees for Georgia divorces, adoptions and other civil cases filed in the Superior Courts of Georgia and also imposes fees for certain filings such as motions. The following sets for the new family law related fees charged by the Superior Courts of Cobb County, the Superior Court of Fulton County, the Superior Court of Gwinnett County, the Superior Court of Dekalb County, and the Superior Court of Cherokee County:

COBB COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT – FAMILY LAW RELATED COSTS

  • Total Cost for Filing and Service of a Divorce: $268.50
  • Filing Fee: $218.50
  • Cost for Service of Process by the Sheriff: $50
  • Filing Fee for Adoption: $213.50
  • Filing Fee for Name Change: $213.50
  • Certified Copies: $2.00 for the certification, $0.50 for each page
  • Regular Copies: $0.50 for each page

FULTON COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT – FAMILY LAW RELATED COSTS

  • Total Cost for Filing and Service of a Divorce: $263.50
  • Filing Fee: $213.50
  • Cost for Service of Process by the Sheriff: $50
  • Filing Fee for Adoption: $213.50
  • Filing Fee for Name Change: $213.50
  • Certified Copies: $2.50 for the certification, $0.50 for each page
  • Regular Copies: $0.50 for each page

DEKALB COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT – FAMILY LAW RELATED COSTS

  • Total Cost for Filing and Service of a Divorce: $257.50
  • Filing Fee: $207.50
  • Cost for Service of Process by the Sheriff: $50
  • Filing Fee for Adoption: $207.50
  • Filing Fee for Name Change: $207.50
  • Certified Copies: $2.50 for the certification, $0.50 for each page
  • Regular Copies: $0.50 for each page

GWINNETT COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT – FAMILY LAW RELATED COSTS

  • Total Cost for Filing and Service of a Divorce: $254.00
  • Filing Fee: $204.00
  • Cost for Service of Process by the Sheriff: $50
  • Filing Fee for Adoption: $204.00
  • Filing Fee for Name Change: $204.00
  • Certified Copies: $2.50 for the certification, $0.50 for each page
  • Regular Copies: $0.50 for each page

CHEROKEE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT – FAMILY LAW RELATED COSTS

  • Total Cost for Filing and Service of a Divorce: $257.50
  • Filing Fee: $207.50
  • Cost for Service of Process by the Sheriff: $50
  • Filing Fee for Adoption: $207.50
  • Filing Fee for Name Change: $207.50
  • Certified Copies: $2.50 for the certification, $0.50 for each page
  • Regular Copies: $0.50 for each page

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