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Fillable Printable Answer and Counterclaim for Divorce Without Minor Children - Georgia

Fillable Printable Answer and Counterclaim for Divorce Without Minor Children - Georgia

Answer and Counterclaim for Divorce Without Minor Children - Georgia

Answer and Counterclaim for Divorce Without Minor Children - Georgia

Answer&CounterclaimforDivorceWithoutMinorChildren-Rev.March2012Page1of11
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SUPERIORCOURTOFGWINNETTCOUNTY
STATEOFGEORGIA
Plaintiff,
vs.
Defendant.
,
,
CivilAction
CaseNumber
ANSWER&COUNTERCLAIMFORDIVORCE
WITHOUTMINORCHILDREN
ANSWER
Mynameis
andIamrepresentingmyselfinthisdivorceaction.Inresponsetoeachofthenumbered
paragraphsofthePlaintiff’sComplaintforDivorce,Istateasfollows:
[CheckonlyoneanswertomatcheachparagraphoftheComplaint;wheneveryouchoosethe
“partlytrue”answer,youmustexplainonthelinesaboutwhatistrueandwhatisfalse.]
1.TheallegationsofParagraphOneare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
2.TheallegationsofParagraphTwoare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
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3.TheallegationsofParagraphThreeare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
4.TheallegationsofParagraphFourare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
5.TheallegationsofParagraphFiveare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
6.TheallegationsofParagraphSixare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
7.TheallegationsofParagraphSevenare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
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8.TheallegationsofParagraphEightare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
9.TheallegationsofParagraphNineare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
10.TheallegationsofParagraphTenare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
11.TheallegationsofParagraphElevenare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
12.TheallegationsofParagraphTwelveare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
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13.TheallegationsofParagraphThirteenare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
14.TheallegationsofParagraphFourteenare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
15.TheallegationsofParagraphFifteenare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
16.TheallegationsofParagraphSixteenare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
17.TheallegationsofParagraphSeventeenare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
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18.TheallegationsofParagraphEighteenare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
19.TheallegationsofParagraphNineteenare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
20.TheallegationsofParagraphTwentyare:admittedastruedeniedasuntrue
neitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationtoknow
thetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
21.TheallegationsofParagraphTwenty-Oneare:admittedastruedeniedas
untrueneitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationto
knowthetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
22.TheallegationsofParagraphTwenty-Twoare:admittedastruedeniedas
untrueneitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationto
knowthetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
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23.TheallegationsofParagraphTwenty-Threeare:admittedastruedeniedas
untrueneitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationto
knowthetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
24.TheallegationsofParagraphTwenty-Fourare:admittedastruedeniedas
untrueneitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationto
knowthetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
25.TheallegationsofParagraphTwenty-Fiveare:admittedastruedeniedas
untrueneitheradmittednordeniedbecauseIdonothaveenoughinformationto
knowthetruthofthematterpartlytrueandpartlyuntrue,specificallyasfollows:
26.Defenses-Inadditiontomyspecificresponsesabove,Ihavethefollowing
affirmativedefensestothisaction:
COUNTERCLAIMFORDIVORCE
27.SubjectMatterJurisdiction:IamtheDefendantinthisactionand:
[Checkonlyoneofthefollowing,either(a)or(b).]
(a)IhavebeenaresidentoftheStateofGeorgiaformorethansix(6)months
immediatelypriortofilingthisaction.
(b)IamnotaresidentoftheStateofGeorgia,butmyspousehasbeenaresident
oftheStateofGeorgiaforatleastsix(6)monthsimmediatelypriortofiling
thisaction.
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28.Venue:MyspouseisthePlaintiffinthisaction,andhasconsentedtovenueand
personaljurisdictionbyfilingtheComplaintforDivorce.
29.Service:ThePlaintiffshallbeservedasprovidedunderOCGA§9-11-5(b),by
deliveringormailingtotheaddresslistedontheSummons.
30.DateofMarriage:
[Checkandcompleteonlyoneofthefollowing,either(a)or(b).]
(a)ThePlaintiffandIwerelawfullymarriedon.
(b)ThePlaintiffandIaremarriedbycommonlawbecausewelivedtogetherand
heldourselvesoutashusbandandwifeasof,
whichdatewaspriortoJanuary1,1997.
31.DateofSeparation:ThePlaintiffandIlastseparatedon,
andwehaveremainedinatruestateofseparationsincethatdate.
32.SettlementAgreement:
[Checkonlyifthereisasignedagreement.]
ThePlaintiffandIhaveenteredintoaSettlementAgreement,whichwebothwant
tobeincorporatedintotheFinalJudgmentandDecreeforDivorce.The
SettlementAgreementhasbeensignedbyeachofusinfrontofanotarypublic,
andIamfilingtheSettlementAgreementwiththeCourt,togetherwiththis
AnswerandCounterclaim.
33.Alimony:
[Checkonlyoneofthefollowing,either(a)or(b).]
(a)IamfinanciallydependentonthePlaintiffandneedtheCourttoorderthe
Plaintifftopayalimonyformysupport.
(b)Iamnotaskingforalimony.
34.MaritalProperty:
[Checkonlyoneofthefollowing,either(a),(b)or(c).Donotincludecompleteaccountnumbers.]
(a)ThePlaintiffandIhavealreadydividedourmaritalproperty,andweareboth
satisfiedwiththedivision.
(b)ThePlaintiffandIhavenotobtainedanypropertyduringourmarriage.
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(c)ThePlaintiffandIhaveobtainedthefollowingpropertyduringourmarriage,
andIamaskingforafairdivisionofthisproperty:
Houselocatedat
Otherrealestate,locatedat
Mobilehome(model:,year:)
Pension(mine,worth$;Plaintiff’s,worth$)
Motorvehicleslistedhere:
Model/year:
Model/year:
Model/year:
Furniture:
Listedhere:
ListedonseparatepaperattachedtothisCounterclaim
Bankaccountsand/orotherinvestments:
Listedhere:
________________________________________________________
ListedonseparatepaperattachedtothisCounterclaim
Otherproperty:
Listedhere:
ListedonseparatepaperattachedtothisCounterclaim
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35.JointorMaritalDebts:
[Checkonlyoneofthefollowing,either(a)or(b).Donotincludecompleteaccountnumbers.]
(a)ThePlaintiffandIdonothaveanyoutstandingjointormaritaldebts.
(b)ThePlaintiffandIhavethefollowingoutstandingjointormaritaldebts,and
responsibilityforpayingthemshouldbeaslistedbelow:
CreditorBalanceWhoShouldPay
ListedonseparatepaperattachedtothisCounterclaim.
36.RestrainingOrderWhereViolenceHasOccurred:
[Readinstructionscarefullyandcheckonlyifapplicable.]
ThereisahistoryofphysicalviolencebythePlaintifftowardme,andIamafraid
thatthePlaintiffwillengageinfurtheractsofviolenceorharassmenttowardme
unlesstheCourtentersatemporaryandpermanentrestrainingorder.
37.RestoreFormerorMaidenName:
[Checkonlyifapplicable.]
Myformerormaidennameis
andIamaskingtheCourttorestorethatnametome.
38.GroundsforDivorce:
[Checktheonesthatyoucanproveattrial.]
MygroundsfordivorcefromthePlaintiffare:
(a)Ourmarriageisirretrievablybroken.ThePlaintiffandIcannolonger
livetogetherandthereisnohopethatwewillgetbacktogether.
(b)Crueltreatment-ThePlaintiffcommittedthefollowingactsofcruel
treatmenttowardme:
_____________________________________________________________________________________
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(c)Adultery-ThePlaintiffhashadsexualintercoursewithsomeoneelse
duringourmarriage.
(d)Desertion-ThePlaintiffhasintentionallyandcontinuallydesertedmeforat
leastayear.
(e)OthergroundsfromlistinOCGA§19-5-3,asexplainedhere:
FORTHESEREASONS,IREQUESTTHEFOLLOWINGRELIEF:
[Checkallthatapply.]
(a)ThatIbegrantedatotaldivorcefromthePlaintiff;
(b)ThattheSettlementAgreementsignedbythepartiesbeincorporatedintotheFinal
JudgmentandDecreeofDivorce.
(c)ThatthePlaintiffbeorderedtopaymealimonyformysupport;
(d)ThatourmaritalpropertybedividedaccordingtoParagraph34;
(e)ThatourjointandmaritaldebtsbedividedaccordingtoParagraph35;
(f)ThatthePlaintiffbetemporarilyandpermanentlyrestrainedfromharassingmeor
committinganyactsofviolencetowardme;
(g)ThatmyformerormaidennameberestoredaccordingtoParagraph37;
(h)ThataRuleNisibescheduledbytheCourt,todecideonthereliefIhaverequested;
(i)ThattheCourtorderthepartiestoparticipateinmediation,totrytoresolvethis
matter;and
_____________________________________________________________________________________
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(j)ThattheCourtorderanyandallotherreliefthattheCourtfindsappropriate.
Dated:
Defendant,Prose(Signature)
Name:
Address:
Phone:
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