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SUPERIOR COURT OF ______________ COUNTY, GEORGIA

CIVIL ACTION FILE NO. __________________
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Plaintiff,
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Defendant.
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ORDER FOR PRETRIAL CONFERENCE
A pretrial conference will be held in this matter on ___________________, 200___,
at _________ o'clock ___.M. at the:
____ Augusta -Richmond County Municipal Bldg. (Courthouse), 530 Greene Street,
Room 313, Augusta, GA
____ Columbia County Justice Center, 640 Ronald Regan Drive, Room 1044, Evans, GA
____ Burke County Courthouse, 111 East Sixth Street, Waynesboro, GA

As a prerequisite to a nonjury trial or the court's assigning this action to the ready list for
jury trial, the parties' counsel and pro se parties shall attend a pretrial conference with the
undersigned judge to address the parties' responses to the requirements contained herein.
The purpose of the pretrial conference is to identify and simplify the issues, avoid
surprises to the parties and the court, expedite the trial process, give each party his/her day in
court, and provide for a fair and impartial trial. All attorneys who intend to participate in the trial
shall attend the pretrial conference in person. Counsel shall notify their clients of the pretrial
conference. All parties are encouraged to attend. The court may require their attendance in
person or by telephone. At the request of either party or the court, the Guardian ad Litem shall
be required to attend in person or by telephone, as the court may direct. If a trial date has not

as contemplated by O. Each party shall submit at the pretrial conference a response to this order entitled "Plaintiff's (or Defendant's) Portion of the Consolidated Pretrial Order". § 9-11-16.G. _____________________________________ SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE AUGUSTA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT . the parties and counsel shall come to the pretrial conference prepared to discuss and agree on a trial date.A.org. then each party is ordered to respond to the requirements contained in Exhibit "A" to this order in the numerical sequence of the numbered paragraphs hereof.been set.C. [The form may be downloaded at www. WILL ___________ or WILL NOT __________ [check one] be submitted to the Court at least three business days before the pretrial conference. counsel for plaintiff or pro se plaintiff shall initiate contact with defense counsel or pro se defendant to discuss submission of a CONSOLIDATED PRETRIAL ORDER to which all consent. At least 14 days prior to the date of the pretrial conference. The CONSOLIDATED PRETRIAL ORDER must be in the format shown. A CONSOLIDATED PRETRIAL ORDER. 20_____. If for any reason a Consolidated Pretrial Order cannot be submitted at the pretrial conference.augustabar. and contain the information requested in Exhibit "A" to this Order.] SO ORDERED this __________ day of _____________________.

Exhibit "A" SUPERIOR COURT OF ______________ COUNTY. There are no motions or other matters pending for consideration by the court except as follows: [All pending motions will be disposed of at the pretrial conference. ) ) v. Motions filed after the pretrial conference are discouraged and will not be permitted except for good cause shown. 3. ) Defendant. GEORGIA CIVIL ACTION FILE NO. The name. ) ) _____________________________________. ) Plaintiff. __________________ ) _____________________________________. address and phone number of the attorneys or pro se parties who will conduct the trial are as follows: For Plaintiff: For Defendant: 2. ) ) CONSOLIDATED PRETRIAL ORDER The following constitutes the proposed consolidated Pretrial Order to be entered in the above-styled case: 1. 4.] . The Guardian ad Litem is: _________________________________________________. The estimated time for trial is _________________.

This action involves the following issues: (check all that apply) [ ] Divorce [ ] Alimony [ ] Property Division [ ] Debt Division [ ] Initial Child Custody [ ] Initial Visitation [ ] Modification of Custody [ ] Modification of Visitation [ ] Initial Child Support [ ] Modification of Child Support [ ] Legitimation [ ] Adoption [ ] Contempt of court [ ] Attorney's fees [ ] Restraining Order/Protective Order/Injunction [ ] ______________________________________________________________ 6.5. shall be permitted to take depositions of any person(s) for the preservation of evidence for use at trial. state the grounds for divorce and any basis of opposition. (a) All discovery has been completed. 8. the names of the parties as shown in the caption to this order are correct and complete and there is no question by any party as to the misjoinder or nonjoinder of any parties. however. The issues for determination by the judge or jury are as follows: . The parties. 7. The following is the Defendant's brief and succinct outline of the case and contentions: 10. (b) Unless otherwise noted. and the court will not consider any further motions to compel discovery except for good cause shown. The following is the plaintiff’s brief and succinct outline of the case and contentions: 9. If divorce is an issue. unless otherwise noted.

(a) (b) (c) 11.] If defendant has filed a counterclaim. (a) (b) (c) 12. Plaintiff seeks the following relief at trial: (a) (b) (c) [Any omitted request for relief will not be considered by the Court at trial. Assuming a counterclaim has been filed.] Defendant should briefly state which of plaintiff’s claims for relief are disputed and the reason for same. plaintiff should briefly state which of defendant’s claims for relief are disputed and the reason for same. . defendant seeks the following relief at trial: (a) (b) (c) [Any omitted request for relief will not be considered by the Court at trial.

Each party shall provide at the pretrial conference a written list of all marital and nonmarital property owned by either party. any unlisted real or personal property will not be addressed in the final judgment. then a CONSENT PARENTING PLAN . using the source of fund analysis and formula. Thomas. If these issues have been resolved by agreement of the parties. 259 Ga. 15. 377 S. regardless of how presently titled. Without details.] 14.] 16. which shall include the current market value thereof.E. 73. the source of funds issue will be deemed waived. any unlisted debts will not be addressed in the final judgment.(a) (b) (c) 13. Each party shall provide at the pretrial conference a written list of all sources and amounts of his/her income.2d 666 (1989) and related cases. [Unless otherwise stipulated by the parties. and all known sources and amounts of income of the other party. except that title to unlisted tangible personal property will be awarded to the party in possession. If child custody or change of custody or visitation or change of visitation is sought. each party shall provide at the pretrial conference a proposed Parenting Plan. if "source of funds" is an issue. [With regard to non-marital property. Each party shall provide at the pretrial conference a written list of the debts of the parties. and any debt secured thereby. Unless otherwise stipulated by the parties. provide details including an explanation of the proposed disposition of the property. See Thomas v.

each party shall provide at the pretrial conference a proposed Child Support Worksheet and Schedules. the parties have stipulated as to the authenticity of the documents listed and the exhibits listed may be admitted without further proof of authenticity or insistence on the best evidence rule.] 17. The following facts are stipulated: 19. If child support is an issue.3. If an agreement has been reached by the parties on the issue of support. The testimony of the following persons may be introduced by deposition: By the plaintiff: By the defendant: . (a) By the Plaintiff: (b) By the Defendant: Special authorities relied upon by Plaintiff relating to peculiar evidentiary or other legal questions are as follows: 21. all requests to charge anticipated at the time of trial shall be filed in accordance with Rule 10.] 18. [A parenting plan is required in every case where child custody or visitation is an issue raised in the pleadings. then a CONSENT CHILD SUPPORT ADDENDUM shall be presented to the Court at the pretrial conference. The following is a list of all documentary and physical evidence that will be tendered at the trial by the Plaintiff or Defendant. [Unless noted. If any issue is to be tried by a jury.] 20. ALL EXHIBITS SHALL BE MARKED PRIOR TO TRAIL TO AVOID DELAY AT TRIAL.shall be presented to the Court at the pretrial conference. 23. Special authorities relied upon by Defendant relating to peculiar evidentiary or other legal questions are as follows: 22. [A child support addendum is required in every case where child support is an issue raised in the pleadings.

(d) Other matters: Submitted by: _____________________________ Plaintiff or Attorney for Plaintiff ______________________________ Defendant or Attorney for Defendant . but. the cost of take-down will be shared by the parties.] 25. 26.[Any objection to the depositions or questions or arguments in the depositions shall be called to the attention of the court at the pretrial conference. and unless otherwise noted. prior to trial. each party shall submit a proposed verdict form. (c) The case will be reported. If a jury trial is expected. The following are lists of witnesses the (a) Plaintiff will have present at trial: (b) Plaintiff may have present at trial: (c) Defendant will have present at trial: (d) Defendant may have present at trial: [Opposing counsel may rely on a representation by the designated party that he will have a witness present unless notice to the contrary is given in sufficient time prior to trial to allow the other party to subpoena the witness or obtain his/her testimony by other means.] 24. (b) The possibilities of settling the case are: _____________________________. (a) Mediation was attempted on :___________________________. in any event.

_______________________________ SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE AUGUSTA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT . 20______. constitutes the PRETRIAL ORDER in the above case and supersedes the pleadings which may not be further amended except by order of the court to prevent manifest injustice. The Court further ORDERS: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ This _____ day of _____________________. including the attachments thereto.ORDER It is hereby ordered that the foregoing.

GEORGIA CIVIL ACTION FILE NO. __________________ ) _____________________________________.SUPERIOR COURT OF ______________ COUNTY. 20______. The Court expects a consolidated pretrial order approved by all parties to be submitted not later than _____________________________. it is hereby ordered that counsel for __________________ shall consolidate the portions into a single order and submit same to counsel for ___________________ for review on or before ______________________. ) ) _____________________________________. 20______. 20___. ) ) Plaintiff. ) v. Counsel for _____________ shall respond with his/her modifications within five days. the following special provisions shall be included: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ This _____ day of _____________________. ) ORDER FOR CONSOLIDATION OF PRETRIAL ORDER The Court having conducted a pretrial conference on ____________________. In preparing a consolidated order. _______________________________ SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE AUGUSTA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT . 20____. ) ) Defendant. and the parties having submitted separate portions of a consolidated pretrial order.