2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 15 - COURTS
CHAPTER 10 - MAGISTRATE COURTS
ARTICLE 3 - CIVIL PROCEEDINGS
§ 15-10-48 - Form of statement of claim, verification, and notice
. Form of statement of claim, verification, and notice
The statement of claim, verification, and notice shall be in substantially the following form:
Magistrate Court of County
State of Georgia
Statement of Claim
(Here the plaintiff or, at his or her request, the court will insert a
brief statement of the plaintiff's claim or claims giving the defendant
reasonable notice of the basis for each claim and, if the action is on a
contract, either express or implied, the original statement of the
plaintiff's claim which is to be filed with the court may be verified by
the plaintiff or his or her agent as follows:)
STATE OF GEORGIA
, being first duly sworn on oath, says the foregoing is a just
and true statement of the amount owing by defendant to plaintiff, exclusive
of all setoffs and just grounds of defense.
Plaintiff or agent
Sworn and subscribed
before me this day
of , .
You are hereby notified that has made a claim and is requesting
judgment against you in the sum of dollars ($ ), as shown by
the foregoing statement. The court will hold a hearing upon this claim at
(address of court) at a time to be set after your answer is filed.
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO FILE OR PRESENT AN ANSWER TO THIS CLAIM WITHIN 30
DAYS AFTER SERVICE OF THIS CLAIM UPON YOU. IF YOU DO NOT ANSWER, JUDGMENT
BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. YOUR ANSWER MAY BE FILED IN WRITING
OR MAY BE GIVEN ORALLY TO THE JUDGE.
If you have witnesses, books, receipts, or other writings bearing on
this claim, you should bring them with you at the time of hearing.
If you wish to have witnesses summoned, see the court at once for
If you have any claim against the plaintiff, you should notify the court
If you admit the claim, but desire additional time to pay, you must come
to the hearing in person and state the circumstances to the court.
You may come with or without an attorney.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer