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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My wife and I will be divorcing soon. One of her family members gave her a large some of money during our marriage.

It was deposited into a joint brokerage account and I invested it increasing the value by over 50%. She has moved the money to a different account and will not tell me the password. She also claims I have to right to the money. What is true? Do I have a right to half or a portion of this money? It... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jun 10, 2021

Based on what you described, it's comingled. However, unless you plan to get divorced, there isn't much to be done if she has now segregated the funds and you have no access to them.

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Q: Where can I get a poverty affidavit for paulding co
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jun 4, 2021

https://www.fultonclerk.org/437/Poverty-Affidavit Cross out Fulton every where you see it and put Paulding instead.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How can I get my ex to sign a QDRO

In our Divorce Papers Under Dividing property Retirement it say that that My ex Attorney will take care of preparing Qdro And filing it in court. I didn't realize till my Ex partially retired from the place he work at for years that the QDRO was never taken care of. I contacted his attorney... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jun 3, 2021

You can file for contempt of court because he is not complying with the court order.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can my ex wife tell me who can watch my kids during my parenting time?
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jun 1, 2021

No, but this issue should be addressed with common sense. Don't have a convicted felon, child abuser or drug user as the caregiver. If you do use a caregiver, that person should have your ex wife's contact information and vice versa.

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My ex filed for a divorce and emergency order with me to have no contact with the 3 kids.What happens if I prove he lied

He lied to get the emergency order.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 27, 2021

You need to talk to an attorney about your situation. You may be able to get another hearing.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: When my husband divorced, he agreed to pay half of college. If his son, who is almost 26, has gone to 3 colleges.

He has yet graduated, keeps failing classes, changed majors. How long is my husband required to continue paying a bill that will never end. His son is working, but his mother doesn’t force him to pay his bills after he moved out. He uses his money to travel to Cal or Japan. Please help. They... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 27, 2021

The answer depends on what his divorce documents say. He needs to consult an attorney about his situation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: What can I do?

My wife ran to Illinois with my children on February 09, 2021. On May 11, 2021 my wife filed a protective order against which the judge granted on May 25, 2021. My wife had file a protective order against me in the state of Alabama in 2012 and in the state of Georgia in 2018 and both cases was... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 27, 2021

You didn't ask a question, but my advice is to file for divorce in Georgia ASAP. After she is gone 6 months Georgia will lose jurisdiction over the custody of your children.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: Halfway home is trying to keep my brother from his newborn from him but the mom is in the program

Are they allowed to keep the dad from his newborn without a reason

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 27, 2021

If your brother is not married to the mother, he has no rights. He needs to contact a family law attorney about obtaining rights.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: What happens when opposing party claims to not afford ordered cs and ordered payment on atty fees. How do courts handle?

Ex is ordered to pay child support and same Judge issued an award on attorneys fees and ex claims he cannot afford to pay both and is behind 2 months in court ordered atty fees. How do the courts handle these situations? Ex has filed downward modification for cs to zero in hopes to then pay atty... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 26, 2021

Child support is not going to be eliminated in order for someone to pay attorneys fees. He would have to prove that he has exhausted all resources and cannot pay the fees. Talk to an attorney about your case.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Divorce decree states my pay me 35% of his bonuses. In 5 years, I have not seen any. How can I find out?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 25, 2021

Hopefully, your agreement states that your ex has to give you year end paystubs.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Hello, I’m needing assistance with how to go about moving my child out of state. The father is incarcerated

We have joint custody he is currently serving 6-7 yrs. I’m needing to move because I havre a better job opportunity and will like to be closer to family for support so I’m able to finish school

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 24, 2021

You need to send him a written letter or communication that you are moving and give him the address you will be moving to. This must be done 30 days in advance of the move. Given that he is in prison, it is unlikely he will mount a challenge to stop the child from moving. So, send him the notice... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: If I am in Georgia and my wife and 13 year old daughter are in Michigan, do I file for divorce and custody in Georgia or
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 23, 2021

If your daughter has been in Michigan longer than 6 months, Michigan is the only state that has jurisdiction over custody, so you should speak to an attorney there.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: How do my husband and I switch our contested divorce, already served to me, to uncontested? He has a lawyer, I do not.

We separated on the 16th of may, and I was served the petition on the 20th. It originally began as contested so he got a lawyer. I cannot afford one. However, we’ve come to agreement on our own since we still live in the same house, and we’d like to get rid of the contested and make it... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 23, 2021

In order for the case to become uncontested, but parties have to sign uncontested paperwork. You should consult an attorney BEFORE signing anything to ensure that what you are signing actually reflects your agreement.

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Listed Interrogatories include HIPAA, Juvenile, and military record questions.

This is for a child custody battle. I have no prior record and the request is not subpoenaed. Do I HAVE to answer? 9-11-26 and 33 says I have to answer but nowhere does it explain the boundaries for such questions. Wouldn't HIPAA override this request?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 19, 2021

In general, HIPAA doesn't apply to individuals. In a custody battle, most information is relevant, so you likely will have to answer.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: In the state of Georgia- can grandparents sue or file for grandparent visitation?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 18, 2021

Yes, under limited circumstances.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: If dad filed a Emrgcy TPO & 2day had 1st hearing he cont'd & I asked 4 a lawyer can he still motion 2 dismiss it?

He said he wanted to continue it and then asked the judge if he could order us all to go to counseling? I wouldn't have a problem with it at all but the TPO would still stay and I wouldn't get to go to work & coach my girls? I work 4 my dad for 31 yrs! I feel like this was done to get... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 18, 2021

You need to speak to an attorney to get specific advice about a case in progress. This forum is best for general questions.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Probate for Georgia on
Q: Is husband entitled to ex's settlement?

My husband's exwife filed some sort of medical claim or lawsuit while they were married. It is finally settled and she is just now getting compensation for it. Is he entitled to any of that?We are not really wanting any of it, however she has spent the last 2 years threatening to take him back... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 18, 2021

He has no claim on her settlement. Tell him to just ignore her. If they don't have any children together, there is no reason for them to communicate.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I just received a lien from the Massachusetts child support agency. What does this mean?

if i do not live there does it matter? or have any property or anything of such.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 13, 2021

You should contact an attorney in Massachusetts.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a mom just take a child away to another state if she is still married to the father
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 13, 2021

Yes. Both have equal rights, so she can take the child to another state. If the father has an issue with it, he can file for divorce or separation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I’m repressed pro se and my ex has an atty. Can I request to only speak to exes atty regarding court related issues?

My ex constantly bombards me with court related matters plus receiving communications from his atty. I asked my ex to not speak to me about court related matters and let communications regarding court go between myself and his atty. My ex communicates in a threatening type manner and is very... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 13, 2021

You aren't required to respond to anything not related to children or business between you and him. You can respond just to the attorney about court related matters.

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