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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?

Regina Irene Edwards
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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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Should I still follows custody agreement if other parent not allowing me to know where my son will be staying?
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 24, 2022

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Do I have to answer to interrogatories without a lawyer ?
Regina Irene Edwards
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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?

Regina Irene Edwards
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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.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Collections for Georgia on
Q: My condo association and I are at odds over assessments, fees, and interest. For water and association expenses,

I declared bankruptcy in 2016. I received a ledger from Lazega & Johanson, a collection law firm, very away after receiving my bankruptcy discharge. It stated that I owed them an absurd sum in association dues, which included fees and interest.

I discovered after looking at the charges... Read more »

Cristina M. Lipan
Cristina M. Lipan
answered on Sep 23, 2022

Per Bankruptcy Code 523(a)(16), these debts are probably not dischargeable in bankruptcy, so you would continue to owe them. Whether they represent an accurate balance of what you owe is a different issue.

I suggest clearly breaking down all charges and payments made (like a statement),...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Collections for Georgia on
Q: How do I write a letter to the judge to asking for my case to be dismissed they have named the wrong person in the suit.

Also I never knew about the account that I am being sued for never signed a contract or a summons. someone else signed the summons for me and didn't tell me about it.

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Sep 22, 2022

You don't. You make a motion to dismiss the case, stating your reasons. You file the original with the clerk of the court and send a copy to the plaintiff or its attorney. As to the summons - if the summons was delivered to a person authorized by law to accept it at your residence (as an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: I want to know how I go about filing a lawsuit for malpractice that resulted in my father's death.

I want to know how I go about filing a lawsuit for malpractice that resulted in my father's death. The night before he passed the paramedics were called to drive him to the hospital, but they refused to take him stating that he was “too heavy to put on the stretcher” regardless of... Read more »

Kimberly Grant
Kimberly Grant
answered on Sep 22, 2022

I am sorry for your loss.

If your father was not married, then you and any other biological children of your father would be the correct parties to file a medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit. Such a lawsuit must be filed within 2 years of your father's death (though it is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: A drivers friend hit my parked car and I’ve called the police have report and the owner is saying it’s not her fault and

And insurance is giving me the run around

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 21, 2022

If insurance is giving you the run around then you should consult with an attorney to represent yourself, although in this situation, depending on the amount of the damage to your vehicle and whether or not you had collision coverage and the corresponding deductible to your vehicle, you might just... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Georgia on
Q: DOES MY DECEASED SISTER’S HUSBAND HAVE RIGHTS TO OCCUPY MY MOTHER’S HOME WHO IS CURRENTLY ALSO DECEASED?

MY MOM PASSED AWAY IN 2006 IN THE STATE OF GA, WHO HAD NO SURVIVING SPOUSE. I AM ONE OF 4 OF MOTHER’S CHILDREN. BUT MY SISTER PASSED AWAY IN 2017, WHO WAS MARRIED WHEN SHE PASSED. MY MOM HAD NO WILL BUT OWNED A HOME WHICH IS BEING OCCUPIED BY MY SISTER’S HUSBAND SINCE HER DEATH. REAL... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 21, 2022

The Administrator has standing to file suit for possession. You may want to look into a suit for a Sale for Partition.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: I was stuck in an elevator at a Marriott hotel for almost a hour with 4 other people that I didn’t know. Should I sue?

It was during DragonCon and I had only been there for 10 minutes. I was going up to the room and the elevator went down and stop real hard. One guy in the elevator said this was the second time it happened he was on it the first time. We were stuck in between floors. It was extremely hot in there... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Sep 21, 2022

You may have a claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress. Some states have the impact rule which requires that there be a physical injury in order to recover for emotional distress. You should retain counsel to investigate if you have a viable claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
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?

Regina Irene Edwards
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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 Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Will I have any issues at port of entry while returning back to USA with my 10yrs green card after my divorce?

I got my Permanent Green Card (10yrs) based on marriage. Unfortunately, I got divorced last year. Will that effect my Port of Entry while returning back to USA with my Green Card?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Sep 16, 2022

If you have a 10 your card and your returning to the United States with an unexpired card, then you should not have any problem at all. Now if you have any criminal convictions then that would be a problem.

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Georgia on
Q: is registration # 87390926 tired of dreaming active or dead? if active how to maneuver through likelihood of confusion

In the process of TM and see parts of application name trademarked but I don’t understand action refusal for this trademark and if it would impact my application as well

Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Sep 16, 2022

Dear Mrs or Mr,

this US application was abandoned, so it should not be a problematic when you file a similar trademark application.

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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Georgia on
Q: is registration # 87390926 tired of dreaming active or dead? if active how to maneuver through likelihood of confusion

In the process of TM and see parts of application name trademarked but I don’t understand action refusal for this trademark and if it would impact my application as well

J. Tanner James
J. Tanner James
answered on Sep 20, 2022

This application was abandoned for failure to timely file a Statement of Use or a request for extension.

However, this does not necessarily mean that the mark “TiredOfDreamin” is unprotected. Common law trademark rights exist the moment a mark is used in commerce and require no formal...
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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 Contracts for Georgia on
Q: How strong is a verbal agreement with strong circumstantial evidence in Georgia?

Business acquired new name with only my name on it. Business account is in my name only. Partner started business two years ago but went in the red and I came in as an equal partner to save it. When I came in there was no assets or money in the business. The lease is in her name only for the... Read more »

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon
answered on Sep 15, 2022

With a few exceptions that don't apply to your situation, oral agreements are as enforceable as written agreements. However, proving the existence of the agreement and its specific terms is the hard part. Whether you have a good chance of enforcing the agreement is a fact question that... Read more »

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 Probate for Georgia on
Q: Can I use attorney in Georgia for probate in Virginia? I am executor and live in GA but probate in VA.

I am already appointed by Fairfax County court as executor but I need help from attorney and don’t know if I can get one in Georgia where I live or if they have to be in Virginia. Thanks.

Robert W. Hughes Jr.
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Robert W. Hughes Jr.
answered on Sep 14, 2022

You should contact a Virginia lawyer. I would recommend Deb Matthews at 703-548-3699.

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 Bankruptcy for Georgia on
Q: I've been n bankruptcy for 4 yrs an I'm still behind n my mortgage payments 33,090.- should I reapply for bankruptcy
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 13, 2022

No. You cannot reapply. You should have your bankruptcy lawyer look into this arrearage for you.

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