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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: both parties agree on change to custody and financial agreement of children. what needs to happen to be legally binding.

is there a form that cam just be filled out and signed by judge?

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 24, 2022

There isn't one form. There are 6 different documents that need to be filed in order For this to be done correctly. You definitely want to hire an attorney to handle this, because if it is not done correctly, it could be more costly later o

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Q: Should I still follows custody agreement if other parent not allowing me to know where my son will be staying?
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answered on Sep 24, 2022

You have to follow the court order. If the other party isn't, you can file for contempt.

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Q: Do I have to answer to interrogatories without a lawyer ?
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 23, 2022

Yes, you do.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I was divorced 10/12/2018 (divorce decree) We were married 31 yrs. I received alimony, I am not sure when it ends

We were married in Pgh and divorced in Pa. My Ex is a Pilot with AA , he keeps saying it’s almost done, and other things to worry me, I thought alimony ended after 7 yrs . How do I find out?

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 23, 2022

You have to get a copy of your divorce decree and / or settlement and it will tell you.

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Q: In a domestic relations standing order, it is signed by 5 judges but no file number and I wasn’t even aware of the paper

It’s stapled to a contempt of court filing for visitation . The petitioner is the other grandparent and the joint custody order is not even with her but her son. How is it that there is a domestic relations standing order that I never was made aware of?

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 19, 2022

A standing order means that it applies to all cases filed in that county. If it was stapled to the petition, that means you are being made aware of it. It applies from the date you were served.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: What can I do about my husband legally being named the father on the birth certificate and a child's last name changed?

My daughter's biological father who has never been in her life passed away. She's never met him been around him for been involved with him ever. My husband has taking care of her since before she was even born. I would like for the biological's name to be removed and my... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 15, 2022

Your husband can apply to adopt your child.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: In the State of Georgia, what jurisdiction does the family court have over dependent adults?

Child turning 18 yrs. of age and still in High School.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 15, 2022

None regarding parenting time. Child support and expenses until the end date.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Do spouses have fiduciary duties to one another in Georgia? Do the same rules apply during marriage as in the divorce?

in case spouse is hiding assets.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 13, 2022

There aren't really rules when married. If you think a spouse is hiding assets, you can't force them to disclose unless or until you file for divorce.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can and opposing attorney bring up reasons not listed in a petition for custody hearing?

If a petitioner says their reasoning is for a specific thing, can they bring up other evidence not listed in their petition during a hearing.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 12, 2022

Yes, they can bring up anything that is related to the best interest of the child.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Do I have to put my address on my divorce papers if I do not want my spouse to know my current address out of fear?

Can my address be redacted? I do not want my spouse to know where I am living out of fear he may cause me harm if he knows my address. I have not seen nor talked to him in 4 years and will be filing with publication.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 31, 2022

He has to be able to have an address to answer the complaint if he sees it and send to you. You can use a PO Box for the Summons and you don't have to lost your address on the petition.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Collections and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: if I bought something under someone's else line of credit but I paid for it. Can I take it when I move out?

I am getting divorced. I want to take the air conditioner but they are refusing because it was bought under their credit but I paid for it in full. Would I be legally allowed to take the item?

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 30, 2022

This is personal property that is marital property and must be determine in the terms of your divorce, either by agreement or by a judge's order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I Have Heard That A Man Does Not Have To Pay Child Support If He Had Multiple Chicken By Multiple Women. Is This True?

Please forgive my WORD PREDICTION. I'm quite certain I typed CHILDREN Instead of CHICKEN.☺️

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 28, 2022

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex-wife told the court that she was going to move farther away from where she was living.

I did not get joint custody but visitation. I wanted joint custody but it was not feasible. She never moved. I pay a good amount in child support and I was paying part of day care. As of a year ago I pay the same amount to her even though he no longer is in daycare. I make about $200 dollars... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 22, 2022

You need a modification of custody in child support. Even though you mentioned you do not have a lot of money for the case, a reasonable budget for an hourly attorneys is at least $10,000 - $15,000 for this type of case.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Military Law for Georgia on
Q: Do i pay alimony still if a judge say it starts Oct 1st. But the money will be coming from my military retirement pay.

Which it will take 2-3 months to kick in. Do I have to pay alimony the in between time? Or she can wait? Also, what wording can I use to just have them wait until military pay's them directly?

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 17, 2022

October 1st means October 1st. She doesn't have to wait.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: If one spouse is incarcerated and she is the one who filed for divorce, how can she bypass the final hearing?

Her spouse has answered the filing and the final hearing is scheduled for September 12th. She is however incarcerated so she can't attend. The courts will not offer any instruction and everything I have read states an attorney must file the motion requesting she not be required to attend? Is... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 17, 2022

She needs an attorney. If the case has been set for a hearing, and she does not appear, the divorce case will be dismissed. Some counties will not allow for a divorce to be finalized unless an attorney files a specific motion and affidavit.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a father take a mother to court for visitation rights. When the father is backup on child support,

The father don’t volunteer to do nothing for child skips months without paying child support. Backup on child support. Had baby out of wedlock. Never been married, and father mad cause I said child couldn’t go on a family vacation so he want to take me to court, but haven’t did anything.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 7, 2022

He has the right to file for legitimation and parenting time.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I did not include a proposed final judgement in the divorce papers that I had served to my wife. Was that wrong?

She did not answer the divorce complaint. That was over 45 days ago. I have since filed a motion for pleadings and a proposed final judgement but I am unsure if the court will accept it because I did not include it in the initial packet that was served to her.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 2, 2022

If she did not file an answer, the judge is not going to just sign a divorce decree. The judge likely will set the case for a final trial and the judge will decide the terms of the divorce after that trial. So, no, you don't have to serve her with a proposed decree.

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Q: Can I do the process of filing divorce through the court when my husband has been estranged for 4 years?
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jul 31, 2022

Yes, you can file for divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I file for an annulment on my own if the marriage was never consummated & he was aware of his ED without telling me?

I’d like to avoid high legal costs (GA) and my husband is aware of my desire to file. Can an annulment only be filed by an attorney? and do we have to be separated for 6 months with an annulment? We’ve been separated in the same household for 9 (separate sleeping quarters). No children. No... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jul 26, 2022

The process for an annulment versus a divorce is not that different, so in general I would not advise filing for an annulment on the basis of impotence because that is unnecessarily embarrassing for no reason.

An uncontested divorce takes 35 days. If you file for annulment, and he...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Divorce, wife was awarded certain assets, I was awarded certain assets. She kept things like horse pen, fencing, etc. Wi

Wife was awarded house as long as she could have it refinanced out of my name within 15 months of the judge's signature. After which she would have 30 days to leave the residence. 30 days is coming on and we're on 60 days now question is those certain assets like fencing and all... Is she... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jul 24, 2022

The answer to this depends on the specific language in your final divorce documents. You need to consult with an attorney who can review the documents and then give you advice.

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