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Library of Georgia Family Law Forms, 4th Edition

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Randall M. Kessler

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    New checklists and forms include:

·        Sample motions for frozen embryo custody litigation

·        Financial document checklists

·        Client interview checklist

                        Close file checklist


The Library of Georgia Family Law Forms includes more than 250 sample documents for use
in your family law matter. The forms are divided into the following sections:
• Initial Pleadings
• Service
• Legal Representation/Administration
• Uncontested Divorce
• Sample Settlement Agreement Provisions
• Financial Affidavits and Worksheets
• Sample Motions
• Discovery
• Restraining Orders and Injunctions
• Custody and Visitation
• Equitable Distribution of Marital
Property
• Attorney’s Fees and Litigation Expenses
• Equitable Relief/Contempt
• Trial Preparation
• Judgments
• Income Deduction Orders
• Post-Judgment Relief/Appeal
• Modification
• Domestication
• Paternity/Legitimation
• Name Change
• Legal Separation/Separate Maintenance
• UCCJEA
• UIFSA
• Fulton County Family Division
• Hague Convention
• Miscellaneous

                   


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  • ISBN: 978-157625-959-7
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  • Pub Date: 07/22/2015
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  • Randall M. Kessler

Randall M. Kessler is the founder of Atlanta, Ga.-based Kessler & Solomiany LLC, a domestic relations boutique representing a variety of clients in domestic relations matters including athletes, celebrities, professionals, business leaders and dependent spouses or significant others.

He has been a commenter on high-profile divorce and family law issues for magazines and other media outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today, The Today Show, CNN, ESPN, People magazine and Sports Illustrated.

In 2011, he was elected to serve simultaneously as chair of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association and the Georgia Bar Association.

He has taught a course in family law at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta for more than 10 years. He is the recipient of many awards, and in 2002 was named to the Daily Reports first On the Rise roster of lawyers under 40 worth watching.

Kessler & Solomiany LLC began in 1991 as The Law Offices of Randall M. Kessler. The firm has developed a national reputation for advocacy for its often high-profile family law clientele including athletes, entertainers and executives and those who depend on them.

The firm values community involvement and its members are active in local, state and national bar organizations including the American Bar Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett Bar Associations and other legal organizations such as the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, The Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.


Chapter 1—Initial Pleadings 1
1-001 Complaint for Annulment of Marriage 2
1-002 Complaint for Divorce (uncontested, no children) 4
1-003 Complaint for Divorce (contested, no children) 6
1-004 Complaint for Divorce (uncontested, with children) 9
1-005 Complaint for Divorce (contested, with children) 12
1-006 Amended Complaint 15
1-007 Answer and Counterclaim 17
1-008 Domestic Relations Intake Worksheet/Case Filing Form 20
1-009 Verification 21
1-010 Pauper’s Affidavit 22
1-011 Order on Poverty 23
1-012 Affidavit of Non-Representation 25
1-013 Note preceding Automatic Domestic Standing Order 27
1-014 Automatic Domestic Standing Order 29
1-015 Cover Letter to Court Clerk re: Filing Documents 31
1-016 Letter to Client re: Documents for filing uncontested divorce 32
1-017 Letter to Clerk re: filing uncontested divorce 34
1-018 Application for Registration of Foreign State Child Support Order 36
Chapter 2—Service 39
2-001 Summons 40
2-002 Acknowledgment of Service 42
2-003 Notice of Publication 44
2-004 Publication: Affidavit of Diligent Search 45
2-005 Publication: Affidavit of Service 48
2-006 Publication: Order for Service 50
2-007 Affidavit of Process Server and Return of Service Order 52
2-008 Motion and Order Appointing Special Agent for Service—State of Georgia 54
2-009 Motion Appointing Special Agent for Service—Foreign State 58
2-010 Order Appointing Special Agent for Service 62
Chapter 3—Legal Representation/Administration 65
3-001 Entry of Appearance and Request for Notices 66
3-002 Entry of Appearance and Substitution of Counsel 68
3-003 Leave of Absence 70
3-004 Motion, Notice and Order for Withdrawal of Counsel 72
3-005 Conflict Letter 82
3-006 Letter to Client re: Representation/Welcome 84
3-007 Letter to Client re: Non-representation 86
3-008 Letter to Court Clerk re: Leave of Absence 87
Chapter 4—Uncontested Di vorce 89
4-001 Consent to Try After 31 Days 90
4-002 Dismissal of Answer and Counterclaim 92
4-003 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 94
4-004 Affidavit for Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 96
4-005 Cover Letter to Clerk re: Filing Uncontested Divorce 98
4-006 Cover Letter to Judge re: Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 100
4-007 Cover Letter to Clerk re: Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 102
Chapter 5—Sample Settlement Agreement Provisions 103
5-001 Recitals 104
5-002 Non-Interference 106
5-003 Alimony: Periodic 107
5-004 Alimony: Lump Sum 108
5-005 Alimony: Lump Sum in Installments 109
5-006 Alimony Waivers 110
5-007 No Children 111
5-008 Child Custody 112
5-009 Child Support Findings Required By O.C.G.A. § 19-6-15 116
5-010 Life Insurance Guarantying Child Support 118
5-011 Health Insurance Policy: For Spouse 119
5-012 Equitable Division of Property: General 120
5-013 Equitable Division of Property: Allocation of Real Property to One Party with Refinance 121
5-014 Equitable Division of Property: Sale of Real Property and Division of Proceeds 122
5-015 Equitable Division of Property: Accounts 123
5-016 Equitable Division of Property: Furniture and Furnishings 124
5-017 Equitable Division of Property: Cash Payment 125
5-018 Equitable Division of Property: Automobiles 126
5-019 Equitable Division of Property: IRA 127
5-020 Equitable Division of Property: 401(k) 128
5-021 Equitable Division of Property: Pension or Other Defined Benefit Plan 129
5-022 Equitable Division of Property: Travel Loyalty Program Points 130
5-023 Equitable Division of Property: Property Personal to a Party 131
5-024 Equitable Division of Property: Credit Card Debt 132
5-025 Debt Associated with Allocated Property 133
5-026 Attorneys’ Fees 134
5-027 College Education 135
5-028 Jewish Get (Jewish Divorce) 136
5-029 Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement 137
5-030 Discovery 138
5-031 Advice of Counsel: General 139
5-032 Advice of Counsel: Taxes 140
5-033 Income Tax Returns 141
5-034 Subsequent Debts 142
5-035 Other Interests 143
5-036 Taxes and Insurance 144
5-037 Release and Waiver 145
5-038 Georgia Law 146
5-039 Entire Agreement 147
5-040 Full and Final Settlement 148
5-041 Understanding of Agreement 149
5-042 Independent Survival 150
5-043 Perform All Acts 151
5-044 Binding Agreement 152
5-045 Severability 153
5-046 Not Construed Against Drafting Party 154
5-047 Signature Page 155
Chapter 6—Financial Afidavits and Worksheets 157
6-001 Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit 158
6-002 Affidavit Signature Page 164
6-003 Note: Child Support Worksheet 165
6-004 Child Support Worksheet 166
6-005 Child Support Addendum 203
6-006 Financial Document Checklist 209
Chapter 7—Sample Motions 211
7-001 Rule Nisi 212
7-002 Motion to Dismiss 214
7-003 Response to Motion to Dismiss 216
7-004 Joint Request for Specially Set Hearing 218
7-005 Response to Request for Specially Set Hearing 220
7-006 Motion for Summary Judgment 222
7-007 Response to Motion for Summary Judgment 224
7-008 Joint Motion for Continuance 226
7-009 Response to Motion for Continuance 228
7-010 Motion for Emergency Hearing 230
7-011 Response to Motion for Emergency Hearing 232
7-012 Motion to Consolidate 234
7-013 Motion to Bifurcate 237
7-014 Motion for Temporary Attorneys’ Fees or Funds on Account 239
7-015 Response to Motion for Temporary Attorneys’ Fees 242
7-016 Witness Affidavit 244
7-017 Motion for Court-Ordered Mediation 246
7-018 Response to Motion for Court-Ordered Mediation 249
7-019 Motion to Enforce Agreement 251
7-020 Response to Motion to Enforce 253
7-021 Certificate of Service 255
7-022 Motion for Appointment of Receiver 257
7-023 Motion for Business Valuation 260
7-024 Motion to Enforce Prenup (Income Disparity) 262
7-025 Frozen Embryos 271
7-026 Suggestion of Death of a Party 273
Chapter 8—Discovery 275
8-001 Uniform Superior Court Rule 5.2 Certificate of Filing Discovery 276
8-002 Interrogatories 278
8-003 Responses to Interrogatories 285
8-004 Supplemental Responses to Interrogatories 290
8-005 Notice to Produce and Request for Production of Documents 292
8-006 Response to Notices to Produce and Request for Production of Documents 307
8-007 Supplemental Responses to Notice to Produce and Request for Production of Documents 310
8-008 Notice of Deposition 312
8-009 Notice of Video Deposition 314
8-010 Subpoena Duces Tecum for Deposition/Production of Documents and Cover Letter 316
8-011 Requests to Admit 323
8-012 Motion to Access Imaged Hard Drives 325
8-013 Response to Motion to Access Imaged Hard Drives 327
8-014 Motion to Reopen and Extend Discovery 329
8-015 Response to Motion to Reopen and Extend Discovery 333
8-016 Motion to Compel Discovery 335
8-017 Response to Motion to Compel 338
8-018 Motion for Protective Order 340
8-019 Response to Motion for Protective Order 342
8-020 Motion to Determine Sufficiency of Responses to Requests to Admit 344
8-021 Response to Motion to Determine Sufficiency of Responses to Requests to Admit 347
8-022 Motion to Quash 349
8-023 Response to Motion to Quash 351
8-024 Motion for Sanctions for Failure to Make Discovery 353
8-025 Response to Motion for Sanctions for Failure to Make Discovery 356
8-026 Proposed Order Compelling Discovery 358
8-027 Letter to Opposing Counsel/Party re: Uniform Superior Court Rule 6.4(B) 360
Chapter 9—Restraining Or ders and Injunctions 363
9-001 Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order 364
9-002 Petition for Relief from Family Violence 366
Chapter 10—Cu stody and Vi sitation 371
10-001 Emergency Motion (to Exercise Visitation, etc.) 372
10-002 Response to Motion for Emergency Hearing 374
10-003 Parenting Plan 376
10-004 Affidavit of Election 386
10-005 Information Form to Assist Guardian Ad Litem 388
10-006 Motion for Psychological and/or Psychiatric Evaluation 398
10-007 Response to Motion for Psychological and/or Psychiatric Evaluation 400
10-008 Motion for Guardian ad Litem 402
10-009 Response to Motion for Guardian ad Litem 404
10-010 Objection to Guardian Ad Litem/Guardian Ad Litem Report 406
10-011 Motion for Custodial Evaluation 408
10-012 Response to Motion for Custodial Evaluation 411
10-013 Petition for Grandparent Visitation Rights 413
10-014 Request for Court to Meet with Child(ren) in Camera 416
10-015 Response to Request for Court to Meet with Child(ren) in Camera 418
10-016 Parenting Coordinator Agreement Form 420
10-017 Order on Cooperative Parenting Therapy 424
10-018 Order for Psychological Evaluation 426
10-019 Order on Motion for Guardian ad Litem 428
10-020 Order on Custodial Evaluation 431
Chapter 11—Equitable Distribution of Mari tal Property 435
11-001 Marital Balance Sheet 436
11-002 Cancellation of Notice of Lis Pendens 438
11-003 Notice of Lis Pendens 440
11-004 Writ of Fieri Facias (Fi Fa) 442
11-005 Affidavit for Writ of Fi Fa 446
11-006 Quitclaim Deed 448
11-007 Limited Warranty Deed 450
Chapter 12—Attorney’s Fees and Li tigation Expenses 453
12-001 Motion for Attorneys’ Fees 454
12-002 Response to Motion for Attorneys’ Fees 456
12-003 Attorneys’ Affidavit 458
12-004 Order on Attorneys’ Fees 460
Chapter 13—Equitable Relief/Contempt 461
13-001 Motion for Contempt (a.k.a. Petition for Citation of Contempt) 462
13-002 Response to Motion for Contempt 464
13-003 Motion and Brief to Lift/Purge Contempt 466
13-004 Response to Motion to Lift/Purge Contempt 468
13-005 Order on Contempt 470
Chapter 14 —Trial Preparation 473
14-001 Consolidated Pre-Trial Order 474
14-002 Witness Subpoena 480
14-003 Proposed Witness List 482
14-004 Motion in Limine 483
14-005 Response to Motion in Limine 485
14-006 Jury Demand 487
14-007 Voire Dire Questions 488
14-008 Jury Verdict 492
Chapter 15—Judgments 497
15-001 Temporary Order 498
15-002 Action for Declaratory Judgment 500
15-003 Order on Annulment 503
15-004 Consent Order Sealing Final Order 505
15-005 Final Judgment and Decree of Divorce (incorporating Agreement) 507
15-006 Final Judgment and Decree of Divorce (findings by the trier of fact) 509
15-007 Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) 512
15-008 Voluntary Dismissal 517
Chapter 16—Income Deduction Orders 519
16-001 Income Deduction Order 520
16-002 Obligor’s Statement of Rights 522
Chapter 17—Post-Judgment Relief/App eal 525
17-001 Motion to Correct Clerical Error 526
17-002 Motion for Reconsideration 528
17-003 Response to Motion for Reconsideration 530
17-004 Motion to Set Aside 532
17-005 Response to Motion to Set Aside 534
17-006 Motion for New Trial 536
17-007 Response to Motion for New Trial 538
Chapter 18—Modification 541
18-001 Petition for Modification of Alimony 542
18-002 Petition for Modification of Child Support 544
18-003 Petition for Modification of Custody 546
18-004 Petition for Modification of Visitation 548
18-005 Proposed Order on Modification 550
18-006 Final Consent Order on Modification 552
Chapter 19—Domestication 555
19-001 Petition for Domestication of Foreign Judgment 556
19-002 Affidavit for Domestication 558
Chapter 20—Paternity/Legitimation 561
20-001 Petition for Paternity 562
20-002 Petition for Legitimation 564
20-003 Motion for Genetic Testing 567
20-004 Response to Motion for Genetic Testing 569
20-005 Order on Genetic Testing 571
20-006 Order on Paternity 573
20-007 Order on Legitimation 575
Chapter 21—Name Change 577
21-001 Petition for Name Change of Adult 578
21-002 Petition for Name Change of Child 580
21-003 Notice of Petition for Name Change of Adult 582
21-004 Notice of Petition for Name Change of Child 583
21-005 Proposed Order on Name Change of Adult 585
21-006 Proposed Order on Name Change of Child 587
Chapter 22—Legal Separation/Separate Maintenance 589
22-001 Complaint for Separate Maintenance 590
22-002 Order on Separate Maintenance 593
Chapter 23—UCCJEA 595
23-001 Petition for Expedited Enforcement of Child Custody 596
23-002 Petition for Registration and Enforcement of Child Custody Decree 599
23-003 Warrant to Take Physical Custody 603
23-004 Confirmation of Registered Order 606
23-005 Affidavit Pursuant to UCCJEA 608
Chapter 24—UIFSA 611
24-001 Uniform Support Petition 612
24-002 Uniform Support Registration Order 618
24-003 Notice of Determination of Controlling Order 622
24-004 Notice of Registration of Support Order 624
24-005 Confirmation of Registered Order 626
Chapter 25—Fulton County Family Di vision 629
25-001 Certificate of Joint Compliance 630
25-002 Joint Compliance Worksheet 632
25-003 Objection to Judicial Officer Presiding Over Hearing 636
25-004 Fulton County Family Court Mandated Interrogatories 638
25-005 Fulton County Family Court Mandated Documents to be Produced 645
25-006 Letter to Court/Party re: Fulton County Family Court Rule 4000-6 650
Chapter 26—Hague Convention 653
26-001 Notice of Proceedings Under Hague Convention 654
26-002 Declaration of Habitual Residence 656
26-003 Order for Issuance of Warrant 658
26-004 Motion to Stay Other Proceedings 661
Chapter 27—Miscellaneous 663
27-001 Antenuptial (Prenuptial) Agreement 664
27-002 Attorney’s Lien 667
27-003 Attorney’s Lien Satisfaction 669
27-004 Petition for Emancipation (Juvenile Court) 671
27-005 Report of Divorce 674
27-006 New Client Interview Checklist 676
27-007 Close File Checklist 684
27-008 Confidentiality Order 688