We are still legally married, not legally separated, but not living together. Do I have the right to take my child from her? There isn't any kind of custody order in effect at all. I have been court ordered to pay child support.
Typically, a child who is born to parents who were unmarried at the time of birth, but got married after the birth, is considered the legitimate child of the father. You should meet with a lawyer to discuss your specific case and whether you can take the child. I would also suggest that you have...Read more »
Her children I am raising them as well. Now the mother of the 20month old wants to terminate our temporary guardianship. We havent heard from the baby's mother in over 8 months we go to court in January what chances done have keeping him
Typically a temporary guardianship can be revocable at anytime by a biological parent. If you would like to retain custody, you should speak with a lawyer to discuss other options available to you in Juvenile or Superior court.
Man and woman had a spring fling that resulted in pregnancy and a child. The man did not want the child and made that clear. The mother sued for paternity and child support, to which the father is now paying. However, he never filed for legitimacy and is not on the birth certificate. The child is... Read more »
I’m not aware of a law that prohibits a divorced parent to move out of state. However most parenting plans contain a provision that requires parents to notify each other in advance when they are moving.
If you have court ordered visitation and the other parent is preventing you from exercising it, you may be able to file a contempt case against her. The facts of each case are different so I would suggest that you talk to a lawyer to understand all of your options.
Me and my childs father are not nor ever have been married and we do not have any court order custody. Our child resides with me yearly with mostly Friday nights and Saturday days with her father. During the current pandemic, does he have rights to come to my house demanding our child to go with... Read more »
Generally, if parents were never married and do not have a custody order in place, the father has limited rights to visitation. I would suggest that you contact an attorney to discuss your specific case and get guidance on how to proceed in the future.
School is not in session so how can this be handled? The other parent is not willing to move to week on/week off like the summer schedule or offer more time with school out. Do I have any legal ground to stand on? There is no recess or reconvene because school is not in session. No mandatory school... Read more »
School closures due to COVID-19 have presented new challenges. Some courts has issues orders explaining what should happen now that school is on an extended break. Others are silent. I would suggest that you contact a lawyer so that he/she can view your Parenting Plan and provide any guidance from...Read more »
You will need to consult with an attorney to determine their individual pricing. For my office, the cost of our services are determined by the extent of property and debts and whether the parties have children together. Hope this helps.
I'd like to get a consultation on obtaining legal custody of my son. He lives with his mother (my ex-wife) and stepdad. My ex-wife has an alcohol addiction. Last October she got into a car accident while being drunk. She was in a rehab all December but she started drinking as... Read more »
I applaud you for taking the steps to secure your son’s safety. I agree with my colleague that you should prefer a modification of custody. My office conducts consultations on custody issues. You can call us at 678-390-3503.
It depends. A judge will look at how/when a property is acquired to determine If it is marital property. However certain actions taken after the property is acquired can make the property, or a portion of its value, into marital property. You should consult with a lawyer.
It depends. If there is someone willing to step up and take responsibility for the child as in an adoption, then child support is usually stopped. However, if there isn’t an adoption, your child support obligation will continue.
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... 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 »
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