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

My paperwork says pay X dollars until the youngest minor child becomes 18 years of age, dies, marries, or otherwise becomes emancipated, except that if the child becomes 18 years of age while enrolled in and attending secondary school on a full-time basis, then such support shall continue until the... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 9, 2022

June.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can a PI use an eavesdropping and/or location tracking device in Georgia, a one-party consent state?

If police need a warrant for this, and it is unlawful for a private citizen to do so, wouldn't it also be unlawful for a PI to do the same? If lawful, why could information gathered this way be admissible in child custody cases when if gathered by a private citizen or law enforcement agency it... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 9, 2022

It is not illegal for a PI to place a tracking device on a car that the client owns or that is in a public place. It is admissible in custody cases and not the same as a criminal case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I currently on child support for 2 kids but one of them have been staying with me for 2 years and i still pay.

could i get my money back?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 8, 2022

You cannot get your money back. You need to file for custody and a child support modification.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: When can I lawfully stop paying child support? My child is 18 now, but he doesn't graduate until May of 2023
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 5, 2022

Support will stop when he graduates high school.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Why would they wait a year later to decide to total a car and can they hold back supporting documents

I was in a at fault car accident in Feb 2021 and budget decides in March 2022 to contact me saying they decided to total the car as a business decision..They saying my insurance only paid 10,000 and I have a balance of over 11,000 for the loss of the car...My insurance saying that they fail to send... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 5, 2022

This is not a family law case. You may want to post in a different forum.

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

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 4, 2022

You haven't asked a question, but if your question is if a person on section 8 can get custody, the answer is yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I was awarded full custody of my grandson, However, I need to change the time of supervised visits.

Can I make these changes without going back to court?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 16, 2022

If the other party agrees to the time change, it's fine. If not, you will have to go back to court.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: How do I get a divorce if I don't know where my husband is. Separated 5 plus years. Married in TN but I live in GA.

We were married in TN but I live in GA. No kids or property. Separated 5 plus years. I'm not seeking alimony or spousal support

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 29, 2022

If you can prove you have made every effort to find your spouse, then a court here may give you a divorce by publication. Essentially after you have filled out an affidavit that proves you have attempted to find him, it will run in the paper for 6 weeks, and the divorce can be granted after that... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Are there any exceptions on retroactive child support due to Covid?

My support order was pushed back another year and half until the judge finally put the order in. Now I am being denied retroactive support even when Covid is the reason.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 25, 2022

No. A private attorney can often obtain a child support more quickly, but you can't collect support from before the order was entered.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Is it possible to keep the house in a Georgia divorce if my spouse wants to sell?

I’ve been married 20 yrs. Both worked full time with 2 kids. He makes approx $60k more per yr than I do. He has a car through his employer so has no payment, insurance, gas or maintenance. He also has a free mobile & home internet. He travels 100+ days a yr to luxury destinations on co cc. I... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 24, 2022

The short answer - it's possible. As the other attorney noted, you may not get to keep all of the equity. If there are other assets that can offset the equity, that might help. You should contact and attorney immediately to have a consultation so you can discuss your options.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How can I get visitation rights for my non biological grandson

My lesbian daughter and her ex partner decided to have a baby together now six years later we are no longer allowed to see him what can we do

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 22, 2022

There is a very narrow set of circumstances where grandparents can get rights. Parents have the right to determine who sees or does not see their child. If the child did not live with you at any point, it's unlikely the court will grant a visitation request.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Do I have to attend an uncontested court hearing if we don’t have any children, property or debts together?

Papers have been signed and notarized by both parties.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 17, 2022

It depends. If all the paperwork was done correctly, usually the defendant does not have to attend. The plaintiff can attend and finalize.

However, if the paperwork was not done correctly, then the divorce may not be granted at all. Out of an abundance of caution, I would attend the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I live in Georgia where my divorce proceeding took place. I am seeking to have the final decree overturned or modified.

Alimony is stated as lumpsum, non modifiable but it goes on to detail a schedule of periodic payments ending in 2026. Because of this contradiction I am asking for the modification or for it to be overturned.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 16, 2022

If there is a schedule of payments that has an end date and a total discernible amount, it likely is nonmodifiable

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Does child support end for two kids when the youngest isn't a minor anymore?

I'm not familiar with the child support laws in AL but it seems that child support is determined by how many minors and both parent's income. Is that correct? So if I have a client who is getting $500 for two kids, the youngest kid is 10 and the oldest is 17. So will child support be... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 14, 2022

Unless the order specifically states that the support will drop to a certain number when one child ages out, the support continues at the current number until the 2nd child ages out. In most cases, this isn't a problem because the person paying child support may be earning more money, so the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Is a PO Box considered an address if a custody agreement states a 30 day notice and new address for any parent moving?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 10, 2022

No, a PO Box is not an address for the purposes of move away notification.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can my baby momma just leave with my kid and give me no explanation. I signed the birth certificate
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 8, 2022

Yes. You should contact an attorney right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can an unemployed custodial parent file for child support?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 8, 2022

Yes. Any custodial parent can apply for child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: When sending letter to give notice of moving with kids, does it need to be certified? Or have to come from attorneys?

What if you don’t have exact address yet since you can’t lock in lease not knowing if ex will file case against it yet? Move would be within Georgia

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 4, 2022

You have to give the notice with the address. It does not have to be certified, but you should be prepared to prove they received it. So, you can send the letter via text, email and fedex to have confirmation of receipt.

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