If your spouse will not agree to sign an Acknowledgment of Service, then you must have him or her personally served with a copy of the Summons and Complaint for Divorce.
You may file a contested divorce in Gwinnett County if:
- Your spouse lives in Gwinnett County; or
- You and your spouse last lived together in Gwinnett County withing the past 6 months before filing your divorce.
You will need a Sheriff’s Entry of Service Form, which is a 3-part carbon copy available at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.
What if my spouse is avoiding service?
What forms do I file?
What if I cannot afford the filing fee?
Complete and submit the Affidavit of Indigence and Eligibility to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. A judge will decide whether or not you have to pay the filing fee.