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4 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can I ask for a modification of parental visitation if it isn't being used?

My ex husband does not use his time to see our daughter. He has not seen her in 2 months and before that 3 months. He is supposed to get her every other weekend. Is there something I can do to modify the visitation since he isn't using it? And he only calls once a month when our papers say he... Read more »

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V. Joy Edwards answered on Aug 10, 2020

Yes you can, depending on the circumstances. Call us to schedule an appointment to assist you further.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My granddaughters mother is wanting to sign custody over to me How do we go about her giving me full custody?

My son is on meth and in and out of jail constantly. The mother is currently homeless but also has severe mental issues (I also believe my son does also). The child has been drug from one home to another and subject to the constant fighting of the parents

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V. Joy Edwards answered on Aug 9, 2020

We can do a consent custody order in superior court. We are happy to assist. Call us to schedule an appointment. 770-723-7211

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I have main custody tho its joint custody our child is 2 the mother barley calls him when she haves 3 times atleast a

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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 31, 2020

Very difficult. Terminating another parent’s rights is not something the Judges do often unless it’s in regards to an adoption. It would be easier getting an order to limit her visitation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can I give my wife the house in the divorce and have my name removed?

My and my wife are talking about getting a divorce (uncontested). The only thing we own Jointly is the House. I want her to get the house in the divorce and have my name removed from it. I want to agree to pay her the amount of her mortgage every month. Is this possible?

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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 29, 2020

Yes. An attorney can assist you in drafting the documents to ensure it is correct.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can someone keep me from seeing or talking to my son

When my son was struck by a vehicle, my ex step mom tricked me into signing temporary guardianship. Since then i have maybe seen him twice. She is denying me phone conversations and visits. She is in contempt of court in another county for my other son. The paperwork does not say that i can not... Read more »

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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 24, 2020

It sounds like you will need to file a termination of the guardianship. We would be happy to help. Please call the office at 770-723-7211 to schedule a consultation to discuss further.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: what do i fill out to get a man off my child birth certificate we have a dna test that shows he is not the father and

and a paper from CA court stamped with seal saying he wants to be removed

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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 21, 2020

Do you know who the father is? Was the child born in GA or CA?

We would likely have to file an action to Amend the birth certification. Call us at 770-723-7211 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation further.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My girlfriend/babies mother got a cruelty to children in the 1st degree charge. How is this going to effect kids/me?

She left kid's in the car while going in the store for a few minutes car was running with ac on. What should I do to protect my children?

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 21, 2020

We need to file a Legitimation action ASAP. This will give you legal rights to custody of your child.

Call us at 770-723-7211 to schedule a time for us to discuss your situation further.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Is the Petitioner automatically under the same restrictions of the TPO as the Respondant?
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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 20, 2020

No they are not. If you have a TPO pending, or a TPO has been taken out against you, please call us at 770-723-7211 to schedule an appointment to discuss it in more details. We can help!

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My cs will end 04/21, another at 05/24 I am paying $1000 a mo. for both kids. Do I have to pay same amount til 05/24?
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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 20, 2020

No you do not. You have the right to Petition the Court for a modification of child support when the first child ages out. Call the office at 770-723-7211 and we can schedule a time to discuss your options. Often we start the process a few months before the child support would end so you are not... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My son and his wife quickly up and left Georgia and moved to Broken Arrow, OK. They will not let the children call me.

My son has stolen from me personally and from my business. They moved 5 children without saying goodbye and took only the basic stuff like clothes. They even left the children's beds. If I do get through on the phone then the children are made to have the phone on speaker. I know they are... Read more »

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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 20, 2020

Wow! That must be heart wrenching for you as a grand parent. You can petition the Court for visitation if you have had a close relationship with the children. Call the office at 770-723-7211 and we can schedule a time to discuss your situation and options in more detail.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: a quit claim deed was filed in georgia 2013 from a divorce

If the spouse that has ownership refuses to refinance to remove the other parties name, what can be done? Also in 2014 the ownership added another person to a separate quit claim deed but not mortgage. What do i do to remove myself from financial responsibilities.

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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 20, 2020

This sounds like it might be a contempt issue. Please call us at 770-723-7211 and we can discuss how we can be helpful to your case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: what rights to unmarried mothers have compared to a father?

my god-sons mother wants to leave the father to move to another state with their son (ga-fl) and im just kinda curious as what we need to do, she wants to let the father see their son but try to keep the court out of it as much as possible, i just need to know how easily and fast we can do this,... Read more »

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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 20, 2020

If the father has not legitimized, the mother is the only one who has custody. Therefore she can move as she pleases.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What is the divorce process in Georgia with children?
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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 18, 2020

You must file a Complaint for Divorce with the Court. The judge will need to put a parenting plan, and child support in place. Assets and debts will also be divided. We would be happy to assist you thru this process. Call us at 770-723-7211 and we can get the process started.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I divorced in May 2009. Is there GA law that child support must continue after age18 if the child is in college?

The divorce decree says until age 18.

My email is urraven@hotmail.com

Thank you!

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 17, 2020

No!!! Unless your divorce decree says otherwise, child support stops when the child turns 18 or graduates from high school, whichever one occurs last.

We would be happy to help you get your situation taken care of.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I have a granddaughter that lives in Conyers Ga. I live in Marysville, Ohio,I am Not allowed to talk to her on the

phone or even come down to see her. I need to know if I have to file in Ga and Ohio and if so what forms do I need?

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 16, 2020

You would need to file in Georgia. There are no "forms" but an experienced family law attorney, I would be happy to assist you with the case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If habitually late with alimony payments (made by the end of the month), could garnishment of wages be a remedy?

What’s the purpose of including actual dates of when alimony payments are due and the end of the grace period in divorce decree’s? Payment’s, like bills, are usually due the first of every month and are usually late by the middle of every month. Why include specifics, allowing recipient’s... Read more »

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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 15, 2020

I think if the payor is habitually late and there are repeated requests for timely payment, and you can show the Court the negative effect on you, it is likely that the Court will hold the payor in contempt. And yes, garnishment is an option.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can the child support office take assets/money from a business such as a LLC, etc?

Does business profit count towards an the income for the NCP?

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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 14, 2020

Yes business profit counts towards income.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If my wife owns our house that I built, can she demand me to leave if she wants?

She also provides the health insurance. Can she terminate me on her policy if she decides to?

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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 13, 2020

All property acquired during the marriage is considered to be marital property, regardless of whose name the property is in. So you have just as much right to be there.

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4 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a husband legally come and take the children from the mother if he hasn’t been there in 7 months

My daughter kicked her husband out of the home back in December due to violence I’m the sole care taker of my daughter and kids this man does not pay support or help with any thing these children he drinks and does drugs doesn’t have a home or job he calls her daily making threats he will have... Read more »

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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 14, 2020

That situation sounds dreadful! Both parties have equal rights to custody BUT it sounds like your daughter's husband would be putting the children in an unsafe situation. We need to get before a judge ASAP to get an order in place for custody so he can't keep threatening your peace. Call... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: What can I do legally when the child support enforcement fails to in force my out of state order?

Child support In SC states beyond suspending the NCP license that’s all their doing in COVID 19. The director of child support in ga states she will not put a lien on his accounts, they only look at them. The arrears is almost 10,000. The NCP is an Over the Road truck driver. Also this is a... Read more »

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V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 8, 2020

You should be able to enforce the Order through a Contempt action privately. Is it a Georgia Order? If so what county? We would be happy to assist you with the Contempt. Call us and we can schedule an appointment for a consultation.

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