Chatsworth, GA asked in Family Law for Georgia

Q: After you file a answer and counter claim in civil court is there a timeline for when a hearing is supposed to be like

Within so many days?

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Kedra M. Gotel
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It depends. You should consult the court where you filed the response to determine how soon the matter can be heard. Some jurisdictions can get the parties before the presiding judge or judicial officer soon than later. Every venue is different. The Uniform Superior Court Rules provide the following guidance for your question which states:

"The assigned judge has the sole responsibility for setting hearings in all actions assigned to that

judge, for the scheduling of all trials in such actions and for the publication of all necessary

calendars in advance of trial dates. In scheduling actions for trial the assigned judge shall give

consideration to the nature of the action, its complexity and the reasonable time requirements of

the action for trial. It is the intendment of these rules that no matter be allowed to languish, and

the assigned judge is responsible for the orderly movement and disposition of all assigned

matters." (Uniform Superior Court Rule 8.1)

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