Serving Families in Transition
The Superior Court Family Division began in July 1998 as a pilot project designed to provide a comprehensive approach to:
Helping families in crisis by using both judicial adjudication and service intervention methods;
Improving case processing from initial filing to disposition by assigning cases involving the same family to one judicial team, and scheduling cases at regular intervals through 30, 60, and 120-day conferences.
The Family Division is comprised of four Superior Court Judges, with jurisdiction over divorce, separation, annulment, custody and visitation, child support, contempt, modification, paternity, adoption, termination of parental rights, and domestic violence. Our judges also partner with Judicial Officers in the case management process. Judicial Officers are attorneys who possess specific skills, and aptitude for handling complex domestic law issues and are designated to preside in the Superior Court of Fulton County Family Division to supplement the hearing schedule of Family Division Judges.