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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My son’s dad signed birth certificate late. Will i be able to get child support now or will i have to wait ?

We sent the papers in back in June, but it could take up to 10weeks for his name to officially be added to the birth certificate, can i go ahead & get child support or will i have to wait until his name is officially on the document?

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

You can file for child support now.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My kids live out state with Mom and I have monthly visitation. I would like to see if I can get credit or

adjustment for travel cost? My CS order is 2yrs old. Can this be done?

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

A travel deviation is discretionary. You should consult with an attorney. It is possible that even though your order is 2 years old, the support could increase if your income or the child's expenses have gone up, or if the mother's income has gone down.

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Q: I have been over paying in child support for the past 24 months. My court order is 2yrs old.

Can I request my case be reviewed and recalculated to the correct amount? Also can I get credit for the months of over payments and have that applied to my arrears balance?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 14, 2021

You aren't going to get a credit for anything. If the case is reviewed, the child support may go up. There is no way to tell. You should consult an attorney who can run a calculator for you and give you advice about whether you are paying too much based on the income information of both... Read more »

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Q: In child support modification do I need to submit the “ REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BE PRODUCED” I’m the respondent.

The Petitioner’s attorney didn’t supply me with one. I found it after reviewing Fulton county’s checklist for modification of child support.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 14, 2021

Yes, you do.

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Q: In Fulton County for a modification of child support do both parties complete “Answers To Interrogatories”?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 14, 2021

Yes, both parties must complete interrogatories, turn over the Fulton Mandatory documents and fill out the Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Just got out of jail for contempt back child support, $8600 to get out and was also stripped of visitation rights. Help!

So yes, wife and I divorced 2014. I tailspun out and was homeless, addicted, mentally lost it a few times, once ended up at a psych place for evaluation etc. 2017, and a couple attempts in 2016 I began trying to pick up myself up and wanted better. Prior to this, was always honest with exwife... Read more »

Kedra M Gotel
Kedra M Gotel answered on Jul 6, 2021

First, I would like to express my sincere condolences for your current situation. As a child support attorney, I am aware of the frustrations surrounding child support arrearages. It is great you were able to purge the amount and be released from jail. On another note, if the mother of your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I pay child support through Zelle? Is there anyway my ex can come back saying they didn’t receive the money? What

Can I do To make sure she doesn’t come after me for child support if i am paying it through Zelle?

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

You can pay this way as long as you don't have a court order specifically telling you to pay another way. First, send a dollar to the number and get a text confirmation that she received it. After that confirmation, you can send the full amount knowing she got it. As an extra measure you... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can my ex tell where I can stay during my visitation time. ie a hotel if necessary.

My ex lives 6 hrs away and I have been driving staying with her, but it is causing too much drama. And now I don’t want to stay with her, but I don’t want to give up my visitation time with my kids.

Kedra M Gotel
Kedra M Gotel answered on Jul 6, 2021

Have you been ordered supervised visitation by a court? If not, you are not obligated to remain at her house during visitation. Get a copy of your order, call a competent attorney, and then schedule a consultation. I wish you the best!

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How do I file a contempt of court order against the other party? Do I go to the courthouse or can I do it online?
Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Jun 14, 2021

Your question makes it sound as if you already have the court order. Only Courts (Judges) may sign Orders. Did a judge sign an order for you? I can't think so. If that had happened it would already be filed. So....... you will first need to file an application for citation of contempt and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What are my options here regarding child support?

My ex-girlfriend moved back in with her father a few weeks ago and took both our children with her. I have been taking care of her and our children for the past 10 months. She has been threatening to take me to court if I don't agree to pay her $600 in child support. I am currently not... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jun 14, 2021

If she no longer lives with you, you will have to pay something more than nothing. For now, give her at least $300, but you will need to adjust your budget because support will be owed. There is no way for anyone to tell you how much, because it is a mathematical formula that takes into account a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I need to get a divorce form my husband that is in prison he has been call and text me

He sad he was gong to kill me and my kids so I just need some help out of this marriage please

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Jun 3, 2021

We are certainly sorry that you are experiencing this. However, we cannot solicit or accept business through this website. You must locate an attorney, schedule to meet with that attorney and then meet with the attorney. Best wishes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: my dad is abusive and keeps me from my mom when I’m supposed to see her what is the fastest way to get out the house

I live in Georgia I’m seventeen years old . My dad has primary custody of me and my mom is allowed to see me but my dad has kept me from her for years , my dad is physically abusive . I was wondering what would happen if I left to my moms house without parent permission. I seen an answer that... Read more »

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Jun 2, 2021

Hello. I was the attorney who wrote the answer you read. Actually, what I said was that I had h-e-a-r-d of only 2 emancipations in my 31 years of practice. It is an extremely hard thing to accomplish. For example, it you were to explain to a judge what your plan of living is (like you explained... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How can child support be modified if there are two different household More tha 50% of income
Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Jun 2, 2021

Your question makes no sense. Please rephrase it and explain exactly what is your situation.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My ex filed for a divorce and emergency order with me to have no contact with the 3 kids.What happens if I prove he lied

He lied to get the emergency order.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 27, 2021

You need to talk to an attorney about your situation. You may be able to get another hearing.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: When my husband divorced, he agreed to pay half of college. If his son, who is almost 26, has gone to 3 colleges.

He has yet graduated, keeps failing classes, changed majors. How long is my husband required to continue paying a bill that will never end. His son is working, but his mother doesn’t force him to pay his bills after he moved out. He uses his money to travel to Cal or Japan. Please help. They... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 27, 2021

The answer depends on what his divorce documents say. He needs to consult an attorney about his situation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can my ex move with kids out of states, if I’m not okay with it.

She said she had to move due to not being able to afford the rent in the area that we live in and could get some help from family if she moved out of state.

Gina Anne Smalley
Gina Anne Smalley answered on May 27, 2021

She doesn't need your permission to move, but you have potential remedies to keep the children here. You should contact an attorney to discuss your options.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: What can I do?

My wife ran to Illinois with my children on February 09, 2021. On May 11, 2021 my wife filed a protective order against which the judge granted on May 25, 2021. My wife had file a protective order against me in the state of Alabama in 2012 and in the state of Georgia in 2018 and both cases was... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 27, 2021

You didn't ask a question, but my advice is to file for divorce in Georgia ASAP. After she is gone 6 months Georgia will lose jurisdiction over the custody of your children.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I need to find out if my ex filled taxes
Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on May 20, 2021

Call him or her and ask.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Listed Interrogatories include HIPAA, Juvenile, and military record questions.

This is for a child custody battle. I have no prior record and the request is not subpoenaed. Do I HAVE to answer? 9-11-26 and 33 says I have to answer but nowhere does it explain the boundaries for such questions. Wouldn't HIPAA override this request?

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

In general, HIPAA doesn't apply to individuals. In a custody battle, most information is relevant, so you likely will have to answer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Will changing a child’s name that I don’t have a relationship with to his step fathers last name put me on child support

A child that is presumed mine from when I was 14 that I have no relationship with mother and stepfather are moving to another country she has consented to change his last name to theirs but wants me to petition the court since she will be moving soon will this put me on child support we have a... Read more »

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on May 18, 2021

Is the mother asking you to legitimize the child? Is she asking you to consent to the name change? Usually the person wanting the thing done is the person who would be filing the paperwork with the Court. We would be happy to discuss the issue further with you.

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