In January 2019, e-filing became mandatory for attorneys in Georgia. However, e-filing is not mandatory for people who don't have attorneys, also called pro se. Pro se filers have the option to either e-file or to print their documents and file them in person or by mail with the Court Clerk's office. With e-filing, the filer uploads PDFs of their legal documents to the e-filing system using a phone or computer.
Only attorneys are allowed to e-file in Taylor, Towns, and Turner counties. Filing must be done in person or by mail.
E-filing must be done using Odyssey eFileGA in Bibb, Chatham, Cherokee, Decatur, Dekalb, Douglas, Floyd, Fulton, Glynn, Gwinnett, Lowndes, and Rockdale counties.
In the following counties, e-filing may be done using Odyssey OR PeachCourt: Clayton, Coweta, Muskogee, Oconee, Pickens, Spalding.
PeachCourt must be used to e-file in all other counties.
DivorceWriter Georgia provides step-by-step instructions for filing in person or by mail as well as e-filing.
Any technical issues with e-filing using a computer can be directed to your e-filing service provider's technical support. Additional information may also be available at the Court Clerk's office.
If you encounter issues e-filing that cannot be resolved, since e-filing isn't mandatory when you don't have an attorney, you can take your completed, signed paperwork to the Court Clerk's office and e-file by scanning it into the Public Access Terminal, or PAT, available there.
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