Legal Question in Family Law in Georgia

Child Support

What is a civil bench trial? This is the second time that we are going to court for him not paying his child support. Before it was just on a motion calender.

Asked on 3/02/04, 10:16 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Charles W. Field Charles W. Field, Attorney at Law

Re: Child Support

A bench trial is a trial without a jury. I.e., a judge acting alone hears and decides the case. However, the fact that the case was on a motions calendar and apparently was not decided is a little bit troubling. You should consult with a local attorney who can review all the pertinent documents.

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Answered on 3/14/04, 6:09 pm

Harold Holcombe Harold D. Holcombe, P.C.

Re: Child Support

A civil bench trial is a trial without a jury, the Judge acts and finder of fact and law. Each side presents their case and the Judge makes a decision. Usually the Judge will issue the final order after the trial and the case will be over, subject, of course, to appeals.

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Answered on 3/03/04, 10:05 am

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