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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: During a temporary hearing in the state of Georgia, which ended with the judge not issuing a ruling but instead

Taking it under advisement, would it be acceptable for the plaintiffs lawyer to ask the judge if he wanted her to send him case texts to help make a decision? The defendant was self-represented only because the opposing side declined when lawyer requested to reschedule so he could familiarize... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Jun 10, 2022

I agree with my colleague. If you have an attorney you are working with then you should seek their advice on this issue. If not, then you may want to consider consulting with one.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I have a 24-year-old sister who's physically and mentally disabled. If she burned herself who would be held responsible?

My Mother files her as a dependent but does not legally have power of attorney over her. I am home most of the time with her and help take care of her with cooking and changing while my mom and dad work.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Jun 10, 2022

I agree with my colleague. If she accidentally burned herself there’s nobody to hold liable for that.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: How much notice is needed to be given by the non-custodial parent in GA for summer vacation weeks?

Our papers state we alternate first choice of dates for 2 non-consecutive weeks yearly, dates given by April 15 each year. The papers do not state a deadline for the other parent. My problem is I work, need to arrange daycare, can’t put my son in camps and so forth without knowing as the... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Jun 10, 2022

I agree with my colleague. I know this is frustrating, but there is no standard. It call comes down to the parenting plan and what was agreed upon. If you read that over and can’t find the answer then you may want to consult with an attorney who can help you with it, either by finding the info or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I need help understanding a final modification to my parenting plan

It says Under Special conditions: The parties agree that the following special conditions apply to this Parenting Plan and equally to the parties.

It then lists A-P stipulations. on line P. The Mother shall exercise her parenting time with the children in the State of Georgia. Then it... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Jun 3, 2022

We would need to see this to really understand what is going on. Nothing should have been done behind your back. Were you working with an attorney for your case? It shouldn’t have been approved without you reading it over and agreeing to it.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What do I do if my child’s father did not sign the birth certificate? I was 17, the father 18…

He didn’t want to sign because the baby was getting my last name and not his, he’s been so inconsistent and now our baby is almost 9 months old and he’s randomly trying to come around more and even mentioning having unsupervised visits with him. The baby is in my care 24/7 and I don’t feel... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 31, 2022

If the baby is biologically his then it is his child as well and he has every right to legitimize and seek some custody/visitation rights. You have every right to seek child support from him. The courts generally focus on what is best for the child, which is to have both parents in the child’s... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I have 7 summer days in custody schedule. Can I split the days to spend them on two consecutive weekends?

(2) In addition to the schedule set forth above, each party shall have an additional seven day period with the child. The party who’s notice controls shall notify the other party of their designated seven day period not later than April 1 of each year. Mother’s notice to Father shall control... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 31, 2022

I agree with my colleague. It would typically be 7 days in a row, but if you have a weekend that you can add it on to then you will be able to have a longer period at one time.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Should I do my divorce separately from my childs father's rights
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 25, 2022

We are not unclear what it is that you are asking about here. You may want to re-write the question and post it again. The custody of the children will be handled during the course of the divorce.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can my 14 year old daughter, with my permission, stay with her grandmother for the summer when my ex-wife doesn't agree?

We have shared custody, but she lives with me full-time and only sees her mother every other weekend. Mother is bi-polar and very controlling. Daughter loves my mother and wants to spend more time with her.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 17, 2022

You will need to refer to your custody order to see what it says regarding restrictions. The summer is a long time. Even if she can, the mother being able to see her every other weekend would still need to be honored so you are not in contempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I was ordered to pay child support for my daughter who will be 19 in June She's in college but has nothing to do with

I have continued to pay even though they were never compliant about ordered visitation . They have turned my daughter against me . Do I continue to pay??

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 13, 2022

Child support typically ends at 18 or when they are finished with high school. She’s no longer a child, so unless there is some reason in your order that you have to keep paying it then you should be able to no longer do so. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: When does my child support end?

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Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 10, 2022

I agree with my colleague. The support would end in June.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My Child graduates HS on May 27th, but he turns 18 yrs old in June. When does child support end?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 10, 2022

Once he turns 18, that would be in June.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Found out who father of daughter is after many yeas can I ask forsupport.

This is for support of my friendwho needs help

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 6, 2022

Yes, she can seek child support. There will be a DNA test done to prove the person is the father. If he is found to be the biological father then he will likely be ordered to pay child support. She should consult with an attorney who can help with the process.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I need legal help very bad. I have filed for divorce back in 2017 and my x refused to show up for court

My x convinced his parents to call DFCS bc he thought I was on drugs (really bc he later learned I had started dating someone)

His parents are millionaires (truth) and managed to get temporary custody now refusing to give her back bc they don’t like my boyfriend

Judge said I... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 6, 2022

It does sound like you have a lot going on. You should consult with an attorney who can review the case in detail and provide you with guidance. If you can’t afford an attorney try contacting Legal Aid to see if you qualify for assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I voluntarily closed a reunification because dfcs and my kids father defense. Mentally I'm ready now how do I reopen?

I called dfcs for assistance and explained how I had nothing and nobody to help me after losing my car and having to quit my job no daycare choices for my hours. Mentally I became worse the more they tries to "help" to where I responded I rather die before you continue embarrassing me.... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 6, 2022

You have a lot going on here. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail, help you sort it all out, and provide you with guidance.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Hello, if a parent lives on section 8 has zero income and can't provide for a child

Mother unwillingly to work and has zero income or job history

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 6, 2022

What is your question regarding this? Whether you can get custody or if you will have to pay child support? Please formulate your question so we can help you out.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Are there any programs providing support for children whose fathers are serving life without parole in prison?

I'm a single mother with 3 children. Their father has been incarcerated since 2015. He is serving a sentence of life without parole. I have not been able to find any information about programs that might provide any kind of financial support.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 3, 2022

Depending on your income, you may be able to qualify for some federally funded assistance programs. You can find information about them here. Some allow you to apply online. If you are approved you can get financial help in the form of cash, help purchasing food, health insurance, and more.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Georgia on
Q: My father has been estranged from the family, so how do I contest a will?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 3, 2022

Consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail to determine if you have options to explore.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I have an active child support case in GA. The NCP moved to Mississippi. His federal taxes were offset.

But all the money went to his other active child support case in Mississippi. He owes me thousands in back child support. Trying to see why it wasn't split two ways.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 2, 2022

I understand your concern, but unfortunately we don’t know enough of regarding the facts of the case to say why this happened. You should contact the child support office to inquire about it.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: Can I file a case in small claims court if one parent will not split the medical cost?

I have a CS order that state medical cost are to be split 50/50. I am looking for a judgement for repayment.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 2, 2022

You may be able to do that. Contact your local court to inquire about the process.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I'm looking to change my last name to my dads last name. he has passed and all my siblings have the last name except me
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Apr 28, 2022

You can change your name by petitioning your local Superior Court. You can find instructions on it here: https://georgia.gov/apply-name-change

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