December 13, 2019
Jury Trials in Divorce Cases
Georgia and Texas are the only states that still allow jury trials in divorce cases. Georgia law allows either party to request a jury trial to determine child support, alimony and how marital property and debts will be divided between the parties. The judge will still determine child custody and visitation when a jury trial has been requested. Most cases that aren’t settled are heard and ruled upon by a judge through what is called a bench trial.
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