Gwinnett Divorce – Interlocutory Hearing

Posted by Doug Lewis | Apr 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Douglas W. Lewis, Lawrenceville Divorce, Custody, and Family Law Attorney


An Interlocutory Hearing Order in a Gwinnett County divorce case means an Order for a Temporary Hearing before a Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge.  The word ‘interlocutory' means temporary or interim.  After a temporary hearing is held the judge will sign a Temporary Order which will be filed with the Clerk of the Gwinnett County Superior Court.  The Temporary Order will be in effect until the final trial of the case (unless there is another subsequent Order entered before the final trial takes place).

The Order for an Interlocutory Hearing is very similar to a Rule Nisi as both documents are used to give notice to the parties of an upcoming hearing which both parties must attend.  An article regarding a Rule Nisi can be found here.

Here is a copy of a Gwinnett County Interlocutory Hearing Order that was recently signed by Gwinnett County Superior Court Chief Judge Melodie Snell Conner and filed with the clerk's office if you are interested in seeing what such an Order looks like.  As you can see from the Interlocutory Hearing Order signed by Judge Conner it contains several of the same provisions that are found in theGwinnett County Mutual Restraining Order which is to be attached to all divorce complaints that are filed in Gwinnett County Superior Court.  The ‘domestic relations financial data sheet' referred to in Paragraph 4 of this particular Interlocutory Hearing Order is the financial affidavit that is required to be filed in every divorce case that involves support issues as discussed in this Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit (DRFA) article .

If you have been served with a Interlocutory Hearing Order in any divorce or family law case in Gwinnett County, or in any other County in the metro-Atlanta area including Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, Walton, Barrow, Hall and Forsyth counties, please do not hesitate to immediately call attorney Doug Lewis at 770-682-3765 for a free initial telephone consultation.

Lawrenceville Attorney Douglas W. Lewis has over twenty years of experience in Gwinnett County and the Atlanta Metro area handling divorce and child custody cases, family law cases, personal injury cases, criminal defense, civil litigation cases and estate planning matters.  If you have any questions please call the Lawrenceville office for a free initial phone consultation or to schedule an office consultation.  You can contact attorney Doug Lewis by telephone at 770-682-3765, via email.  Client reviews can be found on Mr. Lewis' Google pageAvvo page, and on his website.

About the Author

Doug Lewis

Doug is an experienced trial lawyer and advocate with a particular emphasis in family law, civil litigation and criminal defense matters.  As a family lawyer, he has represented a wide range of clients in nearly every type of situation, including, complex and simple divorces, custody disputes, contentious move away proceedings, modification of child support and custody cases, contempt actions and restraining/protective order proceedings.


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