If you are representing yourself in a divorce, the Judge's Office will not give you a final hearing date until you have visited the Family Law Information Center (FLIC). This requirement is designed to help you and the court and reduce the likelihood of your case being delayed due to missing paperwork or a required step not being followed.
There are limited exceptions to this requirement. An exemption would be if you request an appointment and do not qualify for FLIC's assistance. Even in these circumstances, however, the Judge's Office will not assign a court date if you do not have the paperwork required to proceed. Call FLIC for more information at 770-531-2463.
Starting May 23, 2011, FLIC is an all-appointment system due to high demand and to accommodate individual schedules.
Appointments With FLIC Review Staff
Print an Appointment Request Form (PDF) and read it carefully. We are only able to make appointments for divorce and legitimation (process where a father establishes rights if a child is born out of wedlock) and if you or the opposing party live in Hall or Dawson County. Complete the form and return it to FLIC in person (4th Floor of the Hall County Courthouse) or by fax at (770) 536-7924. Or, you may email the requested information. You will be contacted with instructions and an appointment time.
Appointments With FLIC Attorney
If you would like to request a FLIC attorney consultation, you will need to complete additional consultation paperwork (for a conflict check) and financially qualify in person. There is typically a 3-4 week wait. You may also request an appointment by filling out the Appointment Request Form (PDF).
Accessing FLIC Forms
By clicking Proceed to Forms Page, you acknowledge you understand the information stated above. If you do not understand this notice, please call 770-531-2463 or 770-533-7757.