Georgia law requires child support to continue until the child turns 18. However, if the child turns 18 before the child has graduated from high school, child support must continue until the child graduates but not past the age of 20. My advice is to read the court order that requires you to pay...Read more »
In Georgia, a parent cannot voluntarily give up their parental rights to a child unless the child is being adopted by someone else such as when a child is being adopted by a step-parent. The only other time parental rights can be terminated is when the state files such an action in Juvenile Court.
The termination of parental rights is a serious issue and should not to be taken lightly. Before taking any action yourself, I suggest you seek the advice of an attorney who can review the petition and advise you accordingly.
For up to six months after you and your wife separated, the divorce can be filed in the county where the marital residence was located. Since your wife left only two weeks ago, if you are still living in the same county where the marital residence was located, you can file for divorce in that...Read more »
I gave my motherguardianship in nevada cuz i was in jail with no bond awaiting court. the day after i gave her guardianship i was released and charges dropped. since then we all have moved to GA and everything was fine i had my kids and all. until she lost her job onjan 25th she has took the nv... Read more »
You may be able to find out the answers to some of your questions from the probate court in the county where you live including the whether the Nevada guardianship papers are valid in Georgia. If you need representation, the probate court may also be able to give you the name of an attorney who...Read more »
To leave or allow me in the bed, do I jeopardize custody if I let my kids stay in their home and return while he is at work to care for them? I want the least amount of disruption for the kids, but I don't want it to look as if I am abandoning them.
Unless domestic violence is an issue, DO NOT move out of the marital residence and leave your children with your spouse. Doing so will jeopardize your ability to be awarded custody. From the conduct you have described, your husband is a bully. Do you want to leave your children overnight with a...Read more »
Your question is not as simple to answer as it seems. In recent years, the subject has been a hot topic in courtrooms throughout Georgia. The simple answer is yes; if a former spouse fails to refinance the mortgage on the former marital residence within the time provided, a judge can order the...Read more »
Many court web sites have downloadable forms for various types of actions such as divorce and name change. The county web sites where you are more likely to find the forms you are seeking are in large metropolitan areas such as Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett. If the name of the county where you...Read more »
She is asking for half of everything, we were only married for 4 years, we have a 2 yr old daughter, and I got the house shortly after we got married, her name isn't on anything, her credit is horrible, i wont her out of the home, but she filed a false TPO on me now I can't got to the... Read more »
Your question cannot be answered here because it depends on too many other things. The best advice I can give you is to consult with an attorney. If you have already been served with the complaint for divorce, consider whatever she is asking for in the complaint as her "wish list." In a...Read more »
Generally, the only place to find a pro bono lawyer is through a program such as Legal Aid, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers, or a program through the bar association in the county where you live. If you live in Cherokee County, I suggest you contact the local bar association to find out if they have a...Read more »
Each attorney sets their own fees for contested and uncontested divorces. Some attorneys charge a flat fee and some charge an hourly fee. I do not know what you mean by "uncontested." Almost everyone wants an uncontested divorce but a divorce is only considered uncontested if both parties...Read more »
That refers to an Income Deduction Order for child support requiring the non-custodial parent's employer to withhold the child child support from the wages and to send the the child support payment directly to the custodial parent. In your case, the judge did not require the child support to...Read more »
Your wife will win on the SS issue because her right to receive half of your SS is not an issue in a divorce. Her right to half of your SS depends on her meeting the eligibility requirements under SS. The benefits to which you are entitled will not be reduced by the amount she...Read more »
I am unemployed and have no money to file divorce papers in the courts I also have been seperated from him for over 3 years I have no idea of his whereabouts and have had no contact since we seperated I have tried everything I can to try and locate him and have been unsucessfull please help me get... Read more »
If you are indigent, you can file a petition for divorce without paying the filing fee, however, you must first fill out a pauper's affidavit and obtain an order from a judge granting you the right to proceed "in forma pauperis."
If you do not know the whereabouts of your...Read more »
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