Where do I go to Court When I File Bankruptcy in Georgia?

You may think that if you file bankruptcy in Georgia that you will go to a courthouse picturesque, official- looking building–often with a dome–in the center of your hometown. You may pass a courthouse in your Georgia town or may have been summoned for jury duty in the past. However, for clients involved in a bankruptcy proceeding, the courthouse in the center of the town square is not normally where their proceeding will take place!

Bankruptcy protection exists under federal law. In a consumer bankruptcy, which is a bankruptcy involving an individual rather than a corporation, your attorney will file your case in federal court. That means that whether your bankruptcy is being filed under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, you will need to access the appropriate federal courthouse for all bankruptcy proceedings.

For our clients at The Law Offices of Dixon Davis, LLC, this usually means the appropriate division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has four divisions, Atlanta, Gainesville, Newnan and Rome, with jurisdiction based on county.

The Atlanta Division serves the following counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton and Rockdale.

It is located at:

Richard B. Russell Federal Building and Courthouse
75 Spring Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3361

Directions and information regarding parking: Atlanta Bankruptcy Court

The Gainesville Division serves the following counties: Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, White.

It is located at:

Federal Building
121 Spring Street SE Room 201
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Directions and Information Regarding Parking: Gainesville Bankruptcy Court

The Newnan Division serves the following counties: Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Haralson, Heard, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup.

It is located at:

18 Greenville Street
Newnan, Georgia 30263

Directions and Information Regarding Parking: Newnan Bankruptcy Court

The Rome Division serves the following counties: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Paulding, Polk, Walker, Whitfield.

It is located at:

600 East First Street
Rome, Georgia 30161

Directions and Information Regarding Parking: Rome Bankruptcy Court

If you would like to file for bankruptcy or have any questions about how bankruptcy protection could benefit you please do not hesitate to call us at The Law Offices of Dixon Davis, LLC, (404)593-2620.

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