ADR (alternative dispute resolution) is a means of settling legal disputes in lieu of often costly and time-consuming civil court trials. ADR allows you to control your own disputes and resolve the problem yourself, rather than having a judge and/or jury decide it for you. Two types of ADR are available for civil and domestic cases filed in Cobb County Superior Court.
The Guardian Ad Litem is a trained professional appointed by the court to represent the best interests of minor children in disputed custody cases. These Guardians investigate the various aspects of the case by interviewing the children, the parents, and others who may have an interest in the resolution of the custody dispute.
The Cobb County Judicial Interpreters Program administered by Superior Court administration provides interpreters to protect the rights of limited English proficiency individuals under the Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1964 and deaf or hard of hearing individuals under the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law (O.C.G.A. §24-6-650 to 658). While Spanish is the most requested language, we do get requests for dialects such as Amharic.