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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My wife took my kid and left and is refusing to let me have contact with my child We are not going through legal battle

Is there anything I can do with this considered kidnapping I just need some advice on what our rights are and what I can do

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 28, 2021

It's not kidnapping. You both have equal rights to the child. If this continues, it's probably a sign your marriage is not headed in the right direction and you can file for divorce or separation and get a custody order.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My wife, after 22 years of mariage, states she is gay and wants a divorce. Will I still have to pay allimony ?

Or should I file for fault to avoid it ?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 22, 2021

The fact that she is gay does not have anything to do with the question of alimony. There are many factors that go into whether or not alimony will be paid, including your respective incomes, infidelity, work history, etc. Consult with an attorney about your specific case.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I am writing to get legal guidance regarding martial assets & individual assets.

My mother is 60 years old and recently engaged with the plan of marrying soon. I really do not know her fiance well and trying to be proactive to ensure that her assets, meaning her home and vehicle, which are paid off, social security benefits and retirement is secure in case they get divorced or... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 16, 2021

She needs to consult an attorney to obtain a prenuptial agreement so her assets are protected.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Hello I needed information on paternity.

I am the alleged father of a month old child. I am not on the birth certificate. I had filed a complaint for paternity and motion for genetics test last month. Recently, I received a letter stating that they can not proceed with the case until I fill out a financial affidavit. Is that necessary... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 8, 2021

Yes it's required. They are seeking child support so a financial affidavit is needed.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I have my son 60% of the time, my ex has him 40%. We were never married. Hes 7 and we have never been to a court and no

Child support has ever been given. My question is if my sons father goes to court, can he get full custody? Also what steps should I be taking in a situation like this for precautions? I’m not even sure who technically has custody as of right now. Him or I.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 5, 2021

If there is no court order, you have custody of your child. However, it seems that you have been sharing parenting time with his dad, which is a good thing. A court determines what's in the child's best interest regarding custody. If you have your son more now and the schedule is... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I am going through a divorce. What is considered a martial affair in Forsyth county ga?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 5, 2021

An affair is sexual relations with someone other than your spouse.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: In Georgia. Custody court. Non married. Do I have to pay the opposing attorney fees
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 1, 2021

Not necessarily. It depends on many factors. Consult with an attorney about your specific case so they can give you specific advice.

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2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law, Family Law, Adoption and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Our parental rights were terminated in Juvenile Dependency case. Can our children be adopted w/out our knowledge?

My hubby showed for the TPR hearing, I did Not. Apparently, our rights WERE terminated. He didn't sign any paperwork, and, as I stated, I did not even go. Can our babies be adopted out without even our Knowledge? Also, can we adopt our own kids?!

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 28, 2021

If your rights were terminated, the children can be adopted with no notice to you.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: My fiancé(20) has a controlling family. His father and sister beat him, so I (20) came to GA from TN to pick him up.

A few days later, we find out that there is a warrant for his arrest in GA that we believe his parents called and reported him for. But he did nothing wrong. Now his mother is harassing us and threatening us.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 28, 2021

You haven't asked a question, but if he has a warrant, then he needs to turn himself in. If the mother is harassing you, you can just block her from your phone to solve that problem.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Is it required that guardian ad literm is to proved report to both parents of their recommendation in georgia?

Guardian ad litern told judge the parents did not have money for report however they both paid for court fees with money available

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 20, 2021

It is not required. If the report is not already drafted, it takes many hours to do that and will cost the parties probably an additional $5,000 at least. So they may have paid for the investigation, but the written report is more.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Bf baby mother strips away his rights to see their 7 month old when she is mad at him ..What can he do ?

Every time my boyfriend's baby mother gets mad at him she doesn't let him see his son, she controls everything and he doesn't know what to do because he feels like he has no choice or control even though it's his child as well

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

He won't have any rights unless and until he files a court case and gets rights and a custody order.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex & his attorney claimed my evidence was useless, what can I do?

I filed a petition to change child custody (my ex has primary, I want 50/50 as circumstances have changed). I provided text message screenshots between the two of us that clearly backed up the claims I was making; however, he and his attorney filed a response that said all the screenshots were... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 15, 2021

Don't worry about the lawyer says. First, anything you add to the petition isn't considered evidence. In court, you present the evidence to the judge. But send clear copies of your evidence to the attorney ahead of time. Let the judge decide if your evidence is usable or not. But you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: What do I do if the my kids father refuses to let me talk to or see my kids and is breaking court ordered visits ?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 9, 2021

If you have a court order regarding custody, you can file for contempt if he is not complying with it.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: If the non Custodial parent gives the teenager a Vape pen what are the consequences for the noncustodial parent

Could I have supervised visitation removed?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 6, 2021

There is no set punishment for bad parental decisions.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I am needing help with my legitimation case as well as child support case. Both Open cases. Self representing.

I filed for Legitimation and 4 days later child support filed an case. so right now i am currently trying to get them decided on one case instead of two cases but i do not have an child support order already. My question is if we (both parents) have agreed to Joint Physical and Joint Legal Custody... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 30, 2021

If you think your child is in harm or danger, then you shouldn't be ok with joint custody. Presenting a custody case is more than just giving the judge a parenting plan, but more about proving why that is in your child's best interest. Speak to an attorney in your area about your options.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: married 15 years. built a home during our marriage. Husband put in his kid’s names. If divorce, my legal rights?

Zero mortgage and we live in it. My rights,? As in long term as well as short term?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 30, 2021

It's possible that the deed can be undone and your rights to the house restored. Speak to an attorney about how to proceed.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: What can I do if my husband is running a smear campaign of me on Facebook? No divorce is filed.

He cheats and is verbally abusive but is projecting it onto me, like I’m doing those things to make himself look like a victim. Facebook won’t take it down when reported as harassment or bullying.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 30, 2021

Speak with an attorney about filing for divorce and asking for a restraining order.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: What does Motion for Trial mean?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 28, 2021

That the party is ready for trial.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I have a friend who’s husband tells her 4 months ago he was done and wasn’t coming back. How fast can he make her leave

4 months nothing. He has been paying the house payment and she isn’t on the mortgage. How fast can he evict her. How can she protect t herself if he comes to the house and is being verbally abusive

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 26, 2021

He can't evict her. She needs to contact an attorney to discuss her options and next steps.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I pursue a modification of child support?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 24, 2021

You can file a modification of child support in superior court.

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