Several Rules changes by the Georgia Supreme Court go into effect on 30 August 2018. Most of these changes are not significant or even important, but ambiguity regarding some required forms has been eliminated.
A new Rule 2.6 has been added. This new rule formally includes “electronic filing” with a Clerk’s office as “filing” something. As written, the rule defines “filing” as either “paper” or “electronic form.”
The language of Rules 24.2 and 24.2A has been revised, but these changes appear to correct verbage and do not affect the substance of the rules. But, because of the importance of these rules to Family Lawyers, it’s a good idea to read the changes to make sure you are up to date on the requirements of these rules.
Forms that have been eliminated include the old civil case initiation and disposition forms, but these deletions are administrative, since on 1 January 2018, the Supreme Court’s new Statewide General Civil and Domestic Relations Case Filing and Disposition Forms became effective. These are the forms you should now be using. If you don’t have these forms, LOG IN to obtain the latest versions.
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