Questions Answered by Beverly L. Cohen

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce Law for Georgia on Jul 2, 2013

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There is no specific percent or other guidelines for alimony like there is for child support. Alimony is based upon one party’s needs and the other party’s ability to pay. Other factors for the court to consider are the standard of living, the length of ...
 
 

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce Law for Georgia on Dec 3, 2012

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On file where? More information is needed.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on Jul 26, 2013

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Your situation sounds complicated. Other issues may be involved that you have not even mentioned. The best advice would be to hire an attorney who can deal with all of the issues presented by the situation.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Other for Georgia on Apr 16, 2013

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CODE OF GEORGIA Title 53. WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES Chapter 12. REVISED GEORGIA TRUST CODE OF 2010 Article 13. ADMINISTRATION OF TRUST Part 2. INCORPORATION OF FIDUCIARY POWERS BY REFERENCE Current through 2013 legislative session § ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Other for Georgia on Jun 25, 2013

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Your question cannot be answered because it makes no sense. Please reword your question and do not abbreviate any of the words.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on Jul 3, 2013

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A non-custodial parent does not lose parental rights simply because the parent has chosen not to see his or her children for a period of time. A parent continues to have the same rights that were awarded in the last custody order entered by a court.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on Jul 1, 2013

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Sometimes courts have preprinted petitions for certain types of actions that are fairly standard but courts do not provide preprinted orders. Orders for contempt are not standard because the orders must be prepared in compliance with what the judge ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on Jun 29, 2013

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With regard to which parent is awarded custody, a judge has a lot of discretion. In awarding custody, a judge must consider what is in the best interest of the minor children. Although there is no law in Georgia that prevents a judge from awarding ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on May 1, 2013

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In Georgia, you do not need permission from the non-custodial parent to move out of state. However, you do have to give the non-custodial parent notice of your intention to move at least 30 days prior to the move as well as the new address where the child ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on Jun 21, 2013

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The answer to your question is somewhat complicated and may not be exactly what you believe it to be. Only under the right set of circumstances would the judge have had the right to do what he or she did. If the only reason you were in court was because ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for Georgia on Apr 22, 2013

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If the order is against your ex, he is the only person who can violate the order. You cannot violate the order because it does not prevent you from contacting him.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on Jun 18, 2013

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You did not provide enough information to answer the question. You need to state who is receiving social security benefits and why.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on May 20, 2013

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Georgia does not have any law that states when a child needs to have his or her own room.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on Jun 14, 2013

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The answer to your question is far more complicated than what can be addressed here. If you have primary physical custody, your child’s father cannot legally keep him from you past his normal visitation time. However, in order to get your child back, ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on Jun 19, 2013

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It’s not a question of whether he can legally move out but where he will live and who will support him if he does. If his mother is in the picture, then he could certainly go to live with her. She would also have the right to child support for his final ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on Jun 20, 2013

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You have not defined what you consider to be inappropriate messages or how he sends them. If the messages are sent electronically by email or text, then there should be some way to block the messages. If they are sent by email, there is no law that says ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for Georgia on May 27, 2013

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You need to explain exactly what you are talking about. I do not know of any document called an order waiver.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for Georgia on May 12, 2013

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Generally, no, but it may also depend on what terms you want to change. Certain terms and provisions can be changed by filing a modification action. Provisions for Alimony, child support, custody, and visitation can be modified if certain requirements are ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for Georgia on May 3, 2013

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I do not understand the question. Can you explain how the mother has cancelled child support and what you mean by threatening to turn it back?