Transfer of Child Custody Case To Gwinnett Juvenile Court
Some cases filed in Gwinnett County Superior Court involving contested child custody and visitation issues are transferred to Gwinnett County Juvenile Court. When a divorce, legitimation, paternity or custody case is transferred to Gwinnett Juvenile Court the case will be assigned to one of three Gwinnett Juvenile Court judges. The first court appearance that is usually scheduled will be a Pre-Trial Conference with the assigned judge. After the Pre-Trial Conference is held the Juvenile Court Judge may want the parties to attend mediation to attempt to resolve some or all of the pending issues.
Motion to Transfer Custody Case to Gwinnett Juvenile Court
Contested cases filed in Gwinnett Superior Court involving child custody and parenting time issues may be transferred by the Superior Court judge based on his or her own decision, or the request to transfer the case can be raised by either party, or both parties, by filing a Motion to Transfer the Case to Gwinnett Juvenile Court. If a Motion to Transfer is filed by one party and is contested by the other party, then the judge will review the Motion and determine if a hearing is needed to rule on the matter. The judge has the discretion to either grant or deny the Motion to Transfer.
If you have any questions about a Gwinnett County divorce, legitimation, paternity or custody case, please contact attorney Doug Lewis by phone at 770-682-3765 or via email at [email protected] for a free initial phone consultation.
Doug Lewis has over twenty years of experience in Gwinnett County and the Atlanta Metro area handling divorce, legitimation, paternity and child custody cases, family law cases, personal injury cases, criminal defense, juvenile cases, civil litigation cases and estate planning matters.