Title 19, Chapter 11, Section 53
(a) The district attorney of each superior court shall be authorized to represent the petitioner in any proceeding under this article. Otherwise, at the option of the district attorney, actions under this article shall be brought as provided in Article 1 of this chapter. The district attorney shall be authorized to require the completion of an application. Fees for such services shall be charged as part of the application in accordance with subsection (b) of Code Section 19-11-8. The department shall be entitled to receive monthly reports concerning collections under this provision pursuant to Code Section 19-11-21.
(b) For such services by the district attorney there shall be paid
to the county in which the petition is handled the sum of $50.00 for
each petition handled, whether this state is the initiating or the
responding state. In all counties in which the clerk of the superior
court is on a fee basis, the district attorney shall pay from the
sum so received by him to the clerk the fees as are allowed by law
for the filing of petitions and service of processes filed under
this article. However, before the sum shall be paid, an order
granting or denying support must have been entered.
(c) When acting pursuant to subsection (a) of this Code section, the
district attorney shall represent the petitioner to the extent that
the interests of the petitioner do not conflict with the interests
of the department.