Fulton County Family Division

Fulton County Family Division

History

Per the Fulton County Family Division website, the Family Division began in July 1998 as a pilot project designed to:
•provide a comprehensive approach to helping families in crisis by using both judicial adjudication and service intervention methods
•improve case processing from initial filing to disposition by assigning cases involving the same family to one judicial team, and scheduling cases at regular intervals through 30, 60 and 120 day conferences

Today, the Family Division is a program of the Superior Court, funded by Fulton County and it has handled more than 66,202 cases.

Jurisdiction

Per the Fulton County Family Division website, the Family Division has jurisdiction over divorce, separation, annulment, custody and visitation, child support, contempt, modification, paternity, adoption, appointment of legal guardians, abuse and neglect, deprivation, abandonment, termination of parental rights, domestic violence and other intra-family criminal offenses, such as child molestation, delinquency and other general juvenile law violations.

The following Fulton County Superior Court Judges head up the Family Division:

Judge Wendy L. Shoob, Chief Judge
Judge John J. Goger
Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane

Family Division Magistrates and Judicial Officers

Gary M. Alembik
Alison K. Arce
Jane C. Barwick
Sally Cobb Cannon
Margaret (Meg) Dorsey
Divida Gude
Richard Hicks
Allyson R. Pitts
Kirby L. Turnage, Jr.

Family Division Staff
Main Number: 404-612-0505
Fax: 404-335-8659

Robin Coggswell, Director
404-612-0506

Voneceil Conley, FLIC Assistant
404-612-3575

Chanin Jett-Cook, Intake Assistant
404-612-0511

LaJacinth Curry, Seminar Coordinator
404-612-4617

Deborah Franklin, FLIC Assistant
404-612-2790

Casandra Gilmore, Intake Case Manager
404-612-0508

Brandon Glover, FVIP Coordinator
404-613-4579

Quionetta Jo Huff, FLIC Assistant
404-612-8193

Monica Lynch, Administrative Assistant II
404-612-8684

Terry Neal, Social Services Coordinator
404-612-0509

Marlene Shah, Administrative Coordinator
404-612-0513

Theresa A. Strozier, Social Services Coordinator
404-612-0510

Angela Taylor, Social Services Coordinator
404-612-8894

Shawenika Vinson, Family Violence Case Manager
404-612-8655

Family Law Information Center
Main Desk: 404-612-2789
Fax: 404-893-2608