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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I have a question pertaining to Georgia family law

I am a stepfather and have filed for custody rights under the Equitable caregivers Act of 2019 19 - 7 - 3.1 I have some very specific questions regarding repeals of laws given the fact that I am now allowed to file for custody rights of a child as a non-biological person

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Aug 2, 2021

Considering you have specific questions regarding your situation it would be ideal for you to consult with an attorney who can help you. An attorney can review the facts of your case in detail and provide guidance specific to your case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Does having educational tie breaker also include decision on sending children to preschool and where to send children

I understand preschool is optional and per Georgia Compulsory law children aren’t required to attend school until 6. Dad has educational tie breaker, mom has primary physical custody. Parents previously made a written agreement per email for children to a school and after mom paid tuition and... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Aug 2, 2021

Since he has the right to be the tie breaker then he will get to make the call. Sorry about the inconvenience that it causes. This should have been discussed, but in the end he was given the tie breaker right.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What are the requirements to marry an inmate at Hancock State Prison?

I'm not a GA resident.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 30, 2021

I recommend you give the facility a call to inquire about their procedure. Here’s their website:

http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/Facilities/hancock-state-prison

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a defendant’s testimony be null and void if the defendant is under guardianship due to actions before court

I recently testified in court for a restraining order on late July and got the order extended due to admitting guilt. The guardianship was recommended by the police to my mother on early May due to many encounters with them. My parents are now planning to file guardianship over me and my question... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 30, 2021

I agree with my colleague. You have a lot going on here, it would be best to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and provide guidance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: What if I forgot to submit the summons but the opposing still filed a response to motion to amend final order.

How will Court handle at hearing. Could opposing counsel bring up at hearing to have motion completely ignored?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 28, 2021

You can still go ahead and file it at this point.

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Q: Is a Summons required with new filing for Motion to Modify Final Order in Fulton County Superior Court family division
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 28, 2021

Yes, a summons is required with the new filing.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: In Fulton County Superior Court Family Division, if an individual I want served with a Motion to Modify Final Order...

has an attorney on record do I serve the attorney with the motion or serve the individual with the motion?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 26, 2021

I agree with my colleague, you will need to personally serve the other party.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I have 50/50 physical & legal custody of my children. Can my ex move their school without my consent?

In our divorce papers she has final decision on education. They have been in the same school for years but she recently moved to a nearby county and wants them to go to school there. She never asked me, I found out from the kids. I asked her about it and she says she has final say and is moving... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 26, 2021

From what you are saying, it sounds like she can do it, because she has the final say on their education. We would need to know more about the details of your case to provide more guidance.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: What rights do I have if only married for 19 months and put out of the martial home

My husband owned the house prior to us getting married he has offered no assistance I was however able to get monies he owed me before he blocked account access . He insisted that I leave my job and draw SS benefits stating he was going to take care of us now he wants a divorce where does all of... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 23, 2021

You have the right to divorce him. You should consult with an attorney who can help you with the proper course of action. Marital asset is what was acquired during the course of the marriage.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My son’s dad signed birth certificate late. Will i be able to get child support now or will i have to wait ?

We sent the papers in back in June, but it could take up to 10weeks for his name to officially be added to the birth certificate, can i go ahead & get child support or will i have to wait until his name is officially on the document?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 23, 2021

Even though he signed late you can move forward at this time with filing for child support.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: My goddaughter which is 24 years old wants us to be her parents on her birth certificate and change her name to ours.

She has been our child for years already be provide for her but she was adopted from the state when she was 4 years old and now she doesn’t want them as her parents on her birth certificate. Can we just put a petition in to have everything change on her birth certificate or do we have to go... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 21, 2021

I agree with my colleagues. The adoption is going to be the best route to take if you’d like to ensure she inherits everything. You should work with an attorney who can help you with the proper course of action for the adoption.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia on
Q: How would I get my nephew out of my house? He has been living with my parents who recently died the house is in my name.

Living there on and off for a year and has mail come there.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 20, 2021

If it’s legally your house then you can have him evicted. You will need to go the legal route to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: I'm having to go to a preliminary protective hearing for my children what can I take with me to help me get mychildren
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 20, 2021

We would need to know more about your case in order to provide you with guidance. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the case in detail and present you with the right route to address this.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Am I still liable to pay of debt from a divorce if my ex wife has stopped me from contacting her & pay off my portion

My ex wife & I had an uncontested divorce. It was agreed that we split all the finances. I was consistently paying her for two months until & she stop contacting me. She has removed me from all the financial accounts we shared together. She has furthered blocked me from all contacts & social media

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 20, 2021

Were you paying her or were you paying for the debts directly to where the debt is owed? If you agreed to split all the finances, including the debt, then you would still be obligated to follow through with that.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My kids live out state with Mom and I have monthly visitation. I would like to see if I can get credit or

adjustment for travel cost? My CS order is 2yrs old. Can this be done?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 20, 2021

It is possible you may be able to address this, but you should consult with an attorney who can review the details of your case and present you with the options.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can you place an ad in the paper to have the biological father removed from the birth certificate ?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 20, 2021

No, you can’t place an ad in the paper to make a change the birth certificate.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: If recently my son found out his wife had gotten a Divorce with free divorce papers from the courts,

The problem here is these papers were filled out and signed while she was pregnant with our daughter. So at that current time we had no child born in the marriage, although they had a son in which she never took the motorized signature of my son ( supposively the dad) and her explanation has been... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 19, 2021

You have a lot going on here. It would be wise for your son to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and help you plan the proper course of action to address the situation. She will have to provide a DNA test to determine if the child is biologically his. If the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Grandmother's rights in Georgia

My granddaughter is 10 she currently lives with her grandmother on her mom side. Her grandmother is sick and is in and out if the hospital, my granddaughter mom is unfit and her father is not willing to do the paperwork to get custody how would I go about getting custody of my granddaughter?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 19, 2021

Have you asked her to give you temporary guardianship? You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I have legal joint custody with my ex and she will not let me see my child. What do I do?

We were never legally married, lived together 8 years, I am legitimized, pay child support and a court order to have my daughter every week but my ex will not ever allow me to get her. What should my first step be?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 20, 2021

She would be in contempt, so you should consult with an attorney who can help you legally address this right away.

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Q: My husband and I been married 5 years he cheated could I get alimony
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 19, 2021

Cheating doesn’t mean you will or won’t get alimony. That will be determined after a judge reviews numerous factors involving your case. You should consult with an attorney who can help you with your case.

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