The Ward Law Firm will manage your divorce or child custody case step by step so you are never unsure of what to do next. But familiarizing yourself with some of the local offices you may have to visit can help you better understand what to expect, easing the anxiety that a lot of people experience when taking legal action.

Let’s start with the most obvious: the court you may visit if your case goes to trial.

In Gwinnett County, the Juvenile Court and Superior Courts share concurrent jurisdiction over cases involving child custody, child support, and termination of parental rights. You may have to visit either court during the course of your case – we will always keep you updated on court dates so you know exactly where to go and when to arrive.


Juvenile Court Building

115 Stone Mountain Street

Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Directions to Juvenile Court. 


Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center (GJAC)

75 Langley Drive

Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Directions to the GJAC.


We first negotiate with the other party to reach a resolution to the child custody issues at stake. But if that party will not agree to a fair settlement, we’ll represent you in the courtroom and fight for a judgment that is in your and your child’s best interests.

Before you arrive in court, we’ll prepare you for the experience. We’ll help you feel at ease by explaining what will happen, what to expect, and more.

Some parents find they must address allegations of abuse, seek protection for their child from an abusive parent, or seek family assistance during or after divorce. If these issues are applicable to your case – or arise at some point later – we can assist you with the matter or point you in the direction to get the help you need.

You may have to involve the Gwinnett County Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS-Gwinnett) if you are dealing with these matters. Appointments at the DFCS-Gwinnett office are by appointment only.



33 S. Clayton Street, Suite 100

Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Directions to DFCS-Gwinnett office.


Satellite DFCS-Gwinnett Office

2211 Beaver Ruin Road

Suite 130

Norcross, GA 30071

Directions to DFCS-Gwinnett satellite office.


What to Do in an Emergency

While rare, child custody-related emergencies require contacting the police or other authorities right away.

If you believe or know your child is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 right away. If you are concerned for your child’s safety, but do not believe there is an immediate threat, you may contact your local Gwinnett County police precinct.

North Precinct
2735 Mall of Georgia Blvd.
Buford, GA 30518
Directions to North Precinct.
East Precinct
2273 Alcovy Road
Dacula, GA 30019
Directions to East Precinct.
South Precinct
2180 Stone Drive (Off Hwy 78)
Lilburn, GA 30047
Directions to South Precinct.
West Precinct
6160 Crescent Drive
Norcross, GA 30071
Directions to West Precinct.
Central Precinct
3125 Satellite Boulevard
Lawrenceville, GA 30096
Directions to Central Precinct.

The Ward Law Firm can also help you seek emergency child custody orders if you feel your child is in danger of parental kidnapping or the other parent is providing an unsafe environment.

Also see our page on child support resources in Gwinnett County.

If you need help with child custody matters, contact a Gwinnett County child custody lawyer at the Ward Law Firm today: 770-383-1973.