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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How long after a hearing can request a motion for a hearing on attorneys fees?
Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Sep 24, 2021

Ask your own lawyer who should have already requested them. You cannot get attorney fees awarded to you if you don't have an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I have a 4 year old daughter I gave temporary guardianship to my sister I went to probate court to terminate

I have a four year old daughter I gave temporary guardianship to my sister I went to probate court to terminate the guardianship due to my sister not letting me visit my daughter or let my daughter spend the night with me she don’t let me see my daughter at all…..I have a mental health... Read more »

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Sep 24, 2021

We won't be able provide a reliable response on the information (lack of) provided. However, I would say that it is certainly a good start!!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can arrested still be on records even if it was dismissed and still after two years???

I was once arrested in Fort Stewart, GA but the case was dismissed. I have 3 background checks currently pending, my Secret clearance, Security G license, and to background for my weapon. Is this possible after two years to be on my records?

Jermario L Davis
Jermario L Davis answered on Sep 24, 2021

The short answer is yes. Often times when this happens, you must file a petition to restrict/expunge the arrest. Now that the laws have been changed, when a case is dismissed, the restriction is usually automatic. However, if you have an older arrest from several years ago, it may still show.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: If on felony probation and I get a new charge, can I get a bond?
Jermario L Davis
Jermario L Davis answered on Sep 24, 2021

There is no law that states that you may not receive a bond if on felony probation at the time of the new charge. In my experience, many judges will place emphasis on the new charge. Specifically, whether it is a felony or misdemeanor. Also, many magistrates will deny bond as a matter of course... Read more »

2 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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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: Offer with CAVEAT tems Accept, Object, Reject or stand in total agreement...

Legal Notice Provided with a 11 day grace period with riders Offer Letter, Secured Prom Note/ Security Agreement , Note Purchase Agreement, Hold Harmless ..... Regulation D Filing with SEC 506(B) Transaction

Cory D. Raines
Cory D. Raines answered on Sep 23, 2021

Unfortunately, this is not a question and an adequate answer cannot be provided based on what is written and what is lacking. Provide more details and a legitimate question if you would like a response from one of the many qualified attorneys on Justia.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: my wife has left our family, she is our sole provider, we have small children, what do i do,

i have police report of abandonment/child neglect, interview with children scheduled for next day or so,

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 23, 2021

Speak to an attorney about filing for divorce, custody, child support and alimony.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Can I tint my fog lights red? I can only find information regarding underglow.
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Most states have restrictions on the color of lights. Usually it is white and yellow/orange in front and white/red/ orange in back. Red in front is usually reserved for emergency vehicles. PROBABLY NOT.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: I’m charged with no proof of insurance, acquiring license plate for purpose of concealing information, and no plate.

This was truly a misunderstanding. I had just purchased the vehicle privately one day prior. I drove it to work the following day with intentions of going to the tag office on my break. I put my jeep tag on it that I had just gotten rid of because I was under the impression that I could switch tags... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Will the judge be lenient because you corrected the violations immediately? Possibly. Remember, "ignorance of the law is not a defense." Dress properly, speak politely and respectfully and explain your situation to the Judge, you will most likely be treated better if you are polite and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: If the driver that did not yield while turning left into oncoming traffic was cited for the offense, how does his

Insurance Company agree to only pay 80 percent of the damage to my car?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

What was their explanation? If you got the vehicle repaired, they should be paying 100% of the repairs. Maybe they discounted it for depreciation, but they may not be allowed to do that. Look to going to small claims court. If you sign a release to get the insurance check, you cannot recover... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: I own a property jointly with my brother. He is refusing to pay half the property taxes. What do I do?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 22, 2021

You might consider an action for a Sale For Partition.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My state is GA. My fraternal grandchildren were taken from the mothers custody and since it has been 10 yrs since I have

Seen them dfcs wants a list of medications? Is that leagal

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Sep 22, 2021

How do you even have a list of their medications if you have not seen these children for 10 years?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I find a pro bono lawyer for my custody case?!?! CAMDEN COUNTY, GA. I need help!!

I am starting to panic. I have exhausted every option, and I’m running out of time! My lawyer quit at the same time that my dad was in ICU for almost a month, I had a baby, my Aunt was hospitalized with COVID, my baby sister got married.... it was all so much at once.

My ex and I came to... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 22, 2021

I’m sorry to hear you are going through a rough time. You can try contacting Legal Aid to see if you qualify for their assistance. Additionally, you can call the state bar to inquire about any pro bono attorneys in your area. Plus, most attorneys do take credit cards, which may make it easier for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Georgia on
Q: I am filing a suit against a paving contractor for work he did on my driveway.

He did not live up to the terms on the contract and refuses to fix the inferior job he did. I am filing a suit in small claims court for $14,985.00. His business address is his home address but the tax records show the property in his wife's name only. How would I go about putting a lien on... Read more »

Brennan R Block
Brennan R Block answered on Sep 21, 2021

Generally, you cannot simply place a lien on someone's property unless you are allowed to do so by state statute (i.e. by state law). A common state law that allows contractors to place a lien on their customers' property is the applicable state mechanics' lien law. That law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: What happens if a temporary restraining order is taken out, but not served on the defendant before the court date?
Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Sep 21, 2021

Generally the court will allow continued attempts at service until the ex parte expires. It may be a good idea to pay a skip tracer to serve the person if the sheriff is running into issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: how can I file for emergency temporary custody to protect my children?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 21, 2021

An attorney can help you right away with the process.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Georgia on
Q: Do I have to file his income with mine
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 20, 2021

Yes, if you two are living together.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Are all children considered when an amount for child support is decided or just the child in the case?

I have 6 children. I'm on child support for only one of them due to the mother lying to me about closing the case before the court date. I provide for all children and with this one child support case it's taking away from me providing for my other children as I used to. Does the fact... Read more »

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

The court can only consider other children if they live with you or if you have a court order on child support for the other children that you are currently paying.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Would't this be a simple way of saying the child was stolen by father and he has paid some very powerful people?
Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Sep 20, 2021

I am sorry, but it appears some of your question was cut off. Please resubmit.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: What happens if a defendant doesn't show up for a restraining order hearing?
V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Sep 20, 2021

If you can make your case - which you should be able to if the other side does not show up - you will get the one year TPO.

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