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“ Mandatory Garnishment Law Changes on Disbursements Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 18-4-20 ...more...
Pursuant to the new statute controlling garnishments, O.C.G.A. 18-4-20, the plaintiff or plaintiff’s attorney must make application for funds paid to the clerk. Therefore, the clerk will require an original application with original signatures from the plaintiff or plaintiff’s attorney before funds will be paid to the plaintiff. This applies in all courts.
In addition, the clerk requires a Certificate of Service with original signatures or other proof of service upon all defendants along with the application for funds. In other words, both the application and proof of service must be in the clerk’s file to proceed with funds disbursement with no exceptions.
The application for funds is available on our website in the forms packets in both Magistrate Court and State Court. The service certificate is available as an individual document under garnishment forms.
“ In Senate Bill 255, the General Assembly has substantially rewritten Georgia's Garnishment Code. ...more...
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In Senate Bill 255, the General Assembly has substantially rewritten Georgia's Garnishment Code. The revised Garnishment Code includes O.C.G.A. 18-4-6(b) which requires the Attorney General to develop a list of exemptions from garnishment and maintain the list on the Department of Law's website. The list has been developed and is available at www.law.ga.gov/garnishment-exemption. A copy of the list also has to be transmitted to each clerk of court who issues summonses of garnishment.
Law Library Fee Change
“ Law Library $5.00 filing fee increase effective April 26, 2016, ...more...
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PURSUANT TO HB 851 SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR ON 4/26/2016 REGARDING LAW LIBRARY FEES, ALL CIVIL COURTS WILL HAVE A $5 FILING FEE INCREASE.
THE NEW CIVIL FILING FEE FOR MAGISTRATE COURT WILL BE: $60; THE NEW CIVIL FILING FEE FOR STATE COURT WILL BE: $213; THE NEW CIVIL FILING FEE FOR SUPERIOR COURT WILL BE: $211 (Read more ...)
“ In looking for ways to break down language barriers, the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit and Clerk of Court have added the Google Translate ...more...
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In looking for ways to break down language barriers, the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit and Clerk of Court have added the Google Translate application to the Clerk of Court website. The Google Translate icon is located in the top right hand corner of every page. By clicking on the drop down list, litigants can select the appropriate language and Google Translate will convert the entire webpage into that language.
The goal is to provide basic court information and foster a better understanding of the judicial process through language access before litigants get to court. However, the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit and Clerk of Court cannot guarantee the accuracy of the translations; therefore, litigants should still consult with an attorney for any legal advice and assistance.
“ Upon consideration of the application to vacate judgments entered in favor of Rome Finance Co Inc et al ...more...
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DD-214 for Veterans
“ CLERK OF GWINNETT SUPERIOR COURT NEEDS VETERANS TO REGISTER, ...more...
Veterans Day is an official United States Federal holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans.
The Gwinnett County Clerk of Superior Court Richard T. Alexander, Jr., is asking all veterans of all military branches of service to make sure their DD-214 is recorded at the courthouse. To record your DD Form 214 you will need one of the following:
- Copy 4 of DD Form 214; or
- Any copy of DD 214 with a raised seal issued by the United States National Personnel Records Center; or
- United States National Archives Form 13038.
Alexander stated, "I have discovered that many veterans do not know about this service and did not have their DD-214 recorded. Although veterans may have recorded their DD-214 in their home town or in a county or another state far away from Gwinnett, you are encouraged to record them here as well. If your DD-214 has been recorded somewhere else and you are now living in Gwinnett County, simply bring your DD-214 conforming to one of the above three (3) requirements to the Clerk of Superior Court’s Office Deed Room (Read more ...)
“ PROOF OF ASSIGNMENT OF JUDGMENT REQUIRED FOR ALL GARNISHMENT AFFIDAVITS NOT FILED BY ...more...
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PROOF OF ASSIGNMENT OF JUDGMENT REQUIRED FOR ALL GARNISHMENT AFFIDAVITS NOT FILED BY ORIGINAL JUDGMENT CREDITOR
Effective December 15, 2014, it is the standing order of the Gwinnett County Magistrate Court that a party filing a garnishment action who is not the original judgment creditor (i.e. judgment plaintiff) must, in addition to filing proof of an active judgment, file proof that the judgment has been assigned to the filing party along with the garnishment affidavit.
Notice to the Bar
“ Recently there has been a trend by some members of the Bar to use more than one address for legal counsel on cases filed in the Gwinnett ...more...
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Recently there has been a trend by some members of the Bar to use more than one address for legal counsel on cases filed in the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit.
All deputy clerks in the Clerk’s office are trained to check the attorney’s address on each and every case or pleading filed. When a new address appears that is different than our database address the attorney’s address is changed.
Changing the address in the database will in turn change all cases pending for that attorney, as the case management system attorneys’ database is not case specific. Unfortunately by using a different address on a succession of cases the attorney will not receive notices in other pending cases. In other words, the new address will be the address of record for all cases.
“ The public should be aware of a scam that is occurring across the nation.more...
The public should be aware of a scam that is occurring across the nation.
You may receive a telephone call or text message notifying you that you have missed jury duty and that you should immediately call the telephone number provided. The text further directs the recipient to call the number to pay a fine. THIS COMMUNICATION IS A BOGUS NOTICE.
No one affiliated with the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit Clerk of Superior Court’s office nor the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office staffs send text or email messages to jurors of this nature. We would contact jurors via telephone but, when we do, the respective staff member will identify themselves. Our automatic telephonic messaging system provides notices to jurors concerning status of cases and appearances. If you are asked to call the office, the telephone number provided will be the main Gwinnett County switchboard number 770-822-8000.
“ A Parent Seminar is a four-hour educational seminar required of specific domestic actions involving a child or children...more...
A Parent Seminar is a four-hour educational seminar required of specific domestic actions involving a child or children under 18 years of age where the parties are involved in a divorce, separate maintenance, paternity, change of custody, visitation, legitimation, and any other domestic action, excluding contempt, and generally, domestic violence.
The program shall be successfully completed within 31 days of service of the original complaint upon the original defendant. Appropriate action, including but not limited to contempt, may be taken upon a party's failure to successfully complete the workshop. Parties do not have to attend the seminar with their spouses or ex-spouses. Children are not allowed in the workshop. Pre-registration is required.
“ Domestic Violence Under Georgia Law, "family violence" is the occurrence of any felony, battery, simple battery, simple assault, assault, stalkingmore...
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Domestic Violence Under Georgia Law, "family violence" is the occurrence of any felony, battery, simple battery, simple assault, assault, stalking, criminal damage to property, unlawful restraint, or criminal trespass between past or present spouses, persons who are parents of the same child, parents and children, stepparents and stepchildren, foster parents and foster children, or other persons living or formerly living in the same household, and does not include reasonable discipline administered by a parent to a child in the form of corporal punishment, restraint, or detention.
“ Recorder's Court handles traffic citations that are written by the Gwinnett County Police Department, Gwinnett County Sheriff's Departmentmore...
Recorder's Court handles traffic citations that are written by the Gwinnett County Police Department, Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department, Georgia Department of Driver Services, and the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Pay your citation online at www.gwinnettrecorderscourtpmts.com
Pay your citation by phone at 1-877-794-0988
“ You or your attorney will be required to file financial information on an approved "Child Support Worksheet" before the courtmore...
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You or your attorney will be required to file financial information on an approved "Child Support Worksheet" before the court can consider any calculation of child support. Both parties are required to file a worksheet.
This worksheet and instructions are available at the Superior Court Clerk's Office or may be found on-line in an electronic format at the Office of Child Support Services web site: https://services.georgia.gov/dhr/cspp/do/public/SupportCalc
This worksheet must be filed timely in accordance with the requirements of the statute and local court orders. You will not get a hearing without your information being accurately supplied on a worksheet filed with the clerk's office.
Documents and forms at Superior Court
“ Renewal Applications are valid only for those holding a current unexpired appointment from Gwinnett County.more...
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