The mother hasn't seen or spoken to the children in 12 weeks. She is ordered to pay child support but is 1700 behind. She will also not give us a residence where she lives. We believe her to be homeless.
We always text her to see if she will be getting the kids on her time but never a... Read more »
It is possible for a step parent to adopt children. However, there are certain legal hurdles that have to be met before this can occur. You will need an attorney to assist you to ensure that it is done correctly. I would advise that you reach out to an attorney for a consultation so that you can...Read more »
I recently contacted my ex to get an DNA on my daughter who is now six and she looks just like him. He met her for the first time and said he felt as if he was looking in the mirror we did a at home DNA test and it came back 0%. I thought it was weird but I said ok I went with it. He called me and... Read more »
It will be difficult for an attorney to advise you as to the accuracy of the home DNA test. Georgia requires laboratories to meet certain scientific criteria which provides assurances that the results are accurate. It may be difficult to prove the accuracy of a home DNA test in court without...Read more »
Let me say up front - I understand I should have done this differently.
My boyfriend at the time got dropped from the NFL, his mom passed away, he had horrible spending habits and got his car repoed. Under agreements made through text & verbally - he agreed to pay me any money back when I... Read more »
A verbal agreement can be enforceable. However, without additional information, I do not know if the verbal agreement that you had with your ex is enforceable. I would suggest that you consult with an attorney.
It is relatively inexpensive to file a case in small claims court and it is...Read more »
Yes. Typically child support is based on a yearly basis and most court orders do not allow you to stop payment during certain months. However, you can ask the court for a reduction for the time that your children spend with you during the summer so that your overall child support (and monthly...Read more »
If the child is yours, there are very few instances where child support will not be awarded. However, you can agree not to exercise visitation. Please talk to a lawyer to get more a more specific answer for your situation.
It depends on the type of guardianship that was granted. If it was temporary guardianship through the probate court, consent can be revoked. I would suggest that you speak with an attorney to determine exactly type of guardianship/conservatorship that was granted and the grounds upon which it can...Read more »
I am the custodial parent and I wanted to know can I refuse visitation according to the other parent abuse. He has not seen his child in over 3 years becuase he hops state to state and city to city. He owes over 27,000 dollars in child support. I have video and photo proof of all his abuse.... Read more »
I would suggest that you file the necessary documents to modify visitation immediately. Depending on the judge/county, you may be able to get an emergency hearing to temporarily modify visitation if you believe that your child will be in danger when the child is in his father's care.
Yes you can, however the house will likely be considered marital property and your soon to be ex may be have a financial interest in it. If you can wait, I would suggest purchasing the home after your divorce is finalized.
Typically, you cannot modify a child support award unless it has been 2 years has passed since the last order. However, child support can be modified if there is a material change in the financial circumstances of the parents or the child. You may want to talk with a lawyer to determine if your...Read more »
Im not sure exactly what you are asking regarding child support or rights. Generally, affidavits are considered hearsay and are only admissible as evidence in limited situations. I would suggest that you contact an attorney regarding child support, rights, and the use of...Read more »
My HOA charges $150/ month, and I believe this is far too much. They argue that the fee is high because they are trying urge owners to give the pet away rather than agree to pay the fee. But I love my dog as part of my family and am not willing to get rid of her just because she weighs 18 lbs... Read more »
HOA regulations are set by the HOA bylaws. If you believe that the fee is excessive, research the bylaws and figure out how the bylaws are changed. Typically, it is done via majority vote of the homeowners.
It is difficult to answer this case without specific information. If a case has been dismissed without prejudice, you can typically re-file. However, there are statute of limitations (time period you have to file a lawsuit) which may get your case dismissed on procedural grounds. I would suggest...Read more »
My kids mother has physical custody for my two kids girl 11 and boy 13. her boyfriend is an alcoholic and she had my daughter cleaning up his spit and throw up off the floor. We got divorced in 2017 and the kids remained living with me when she moved out until I got remarried and she decided to... Read more »
It is difficult to say if specific instances will enough evidence to win a modification of custody. The decision will ultimately be made by a judge, and we are not judges. A judge will typically hear all of the evidence that is presented and determine what living situation is in your child's best...Read more »
My husband asked me for a divorce , I left the house last June, due to violent behavior and have talked to him every day since he went to a 30 in house program for PTSD...I'm staying with my son in Jacksonville fl helping out with their newborn child , and he all the sudden called me last... Read more »
Your refusal to sign did not waive your right to file an Answer. You need to file an Answer. If you refuse to file an Answer, the plaintiff can get a default judgment against you. The plaintiff can then file a garnishment action and garnish your wages.
My mother has not been mentally in tact since her parents passed in 2017. She became executor or their estate in which the title to their home was put in her name. My aunt and I announced that we were going to file the petition for guardianship and conservator as my mother as the proposed ward to... Read more »
It's in Gwinnett County Georgia there's no restrictions on me and I like I said I'd joint custody was my husband previous to the guardianship what can I do I've already made to police reports and from what I'm told she's lying my son and tell him not telling him I came by that time and also put him... Read more »
Your question is a difficult to understand. If the temporary guardianship was filed in probate court, you can revoke your permission to the guardianship at any time. Just go to the probate court clerk's office to file the paperwork.
My daughter's father sued me for legitimation last year. At the end of the case he was given less time with our daughter than he had prior to his lawsuit and ordered to pay 50% of medical expenses, child support, and obtain life insurance on our daughter. We were to pay our own legal fees. Since... Read more »
The original ruling on the legal fees wont be reconsidered, however, you can ask the judge to order your daughter's father to pay any legal fees you have to pay in order to file (and pursue) the contempt action.
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