If you are adopting the children you should have sole custody at the end of the adoption. Adoptions, while very joyful, require particular attention to detail. We would love to assist you in your adoption journey. Please call us at 770-723-7211 to schedule time to discuss your situation further.
Georgia? the mom was relatively young, her husband left, she dropped the ball. The child ended up with a really bad ear infection. The moms older sister petitioned the courts for custody of said child. Took the mom as well as the husband(whom was on the aunts side) and they had the mom sign her... Read more »
It depends. Were her rights terminated or did her sister just get custody? We are happy to schedule a consultation to discuss the situation further. The consultations last about an hour and cost $100. 770-723-7211.
Are the parents consenting to the adoption? The steps to be taken will be dependent on whether or not the biological parents consent. Feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss the specifics of your situation.
If you have custody of the children you should receive child support. It is likely that you will get some alimony for a period of time if you don't earn an income. Call us to help you get things in order.
My sister divorced her husband for the first time in 1998. He was ordered to pay child support and never did. They remarried each other July 2020. However, they recently divorced again. (October 2020) Is he still responsible for the child support from the first divorce?
Technically, yes he is. However, we would need to find out why it wasn't handled in the most recent divorce. Have your sister call us to schedule a consultation so we can review the specifics of her case and formulate a plan to move forward.
Can their father who has not legitimized either child take us back to court to modify the guardianship order because he misses his kids and demands we let him take them for overnight stays 4 hours away? Mind you he is a drug user and states he has been “sober” for 10 months of which we cannot... Read more »
You are within your rights to deny visitation that is not court ordered. He may take you back to court to try to get an order giving him visitation. I would advise that you contact us to schedule a consult so you can be prepared if this does happen.
You would file it in the case that is pending. If there is no case pending, you need to contact an attorney to assist you with getting the relevant legal advice to move forward. You can call us to schedule an appointment for a consultation. We are happy to help.
Yes there will still be a Court date. But whether or not you will be expected to appear depends on if you were legally served with the action. We would be happy to discuss your situation further. Contact the office to schedule a consultation.
He should have the kids for this weekend. He only has them per our parenting plan two weekends per month. He said he cannot have them this weekend. Does he have to pay me additional child support for these two days that he is refusing? If so, how do I enforce that?
He does not. You could file a modification and ask for more child support if he consistently does not exercise his parenting time. Contact us to schedule a consultation if you would like to discuss your options further.
Ex-husband has primary custody in a joint custody arrangement. He and the son live in Louisiana. She was to have sole custody before it was finalized. She let her son (5 or 6 at the time) spend a few months with Ex. He changed the papers and refused to bring son back because he didn't want to... Read more »
A modification of custody would need to be filed. If he's agreeing, we would be able to do it by consent. To ensure it is done correctly, you should hire an attorney to properly prepare the paperwork. Feel free to call us at 770-723-7211 to assist you.
He wasnt expected to live past a year and never willingly paid CS anyway. Losing his license, jail time, garnished wages etc. surmounted in arrears. Well, he recovered miraculously and has been in remission since, and ended up in prison after drug addiction turned to crime. Now he has a good job,... Read more »
If the cause of the separation was adultery, we can ask for more than 50% of the assets. If you were/are dependent on him for income, then alimony etc. would definitely be a consideration. We can discuss your options and best course of action when we get more details. Please call the office -...Read more »
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