P. Justin Thrailkill's answer That's a broad question. Their obligation is to protect children, which is to say that they have no obligation to you or your rights. If you are involved in a case with DFCS, you need to contact an attorney so that you know your rights.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer The executor is responsible for administering the will and distributing property pursuant to the will after paying off the debts of the estate. Pension and life insurance would not likely pass through the probate process, as you can typically assign death beneficiaries for those. You can contact the executor or contact the pension and life insurance companies directly to get answers as to whether you are on those policies or not.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer Contact an attorney in the county where he lives to determine your options. If he doesn't have an order, you just need to go pick her up. If he does, it may be more complicated than that.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer He has to serve you, so if that doesn't happen he's not getting an order. If you suspect there may have been some fraud, you need to go to the clerk's office and check the records to make sure there isn't an order there with your name on it. If you can confirm the order was obtained through fraud, you need to contact an attorney about filing a motion to set aside the order.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer You can trust the public defender. I will tell you that you aren't the first I've heard make those allegations against DeKalb DFCS. Right or wrong, you will have the opportunity to address these allegations in court. Take advantage of the ability to have a public defender. If you are unhappy with their services, contact private counsel to take over.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer That depends. If there is a custody order, you will need to modify that so that he can register her for school. If the order was in Georgia, and she is here now, it would be appropriate for him to file here to modify it. If you both agree to terms, this could be uncontested and an attorney could assist you for an relatively inexpensive rate.
If the order was in North Dakota, you should still consult with an attorney to see what your options are. It could be domesticated in Georgia,...
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer It sounds like what you are asking is if the Court can "double dip." If the income from the first job satisfies support, and any accompanying arrears, they should clearly not be withholding from another job also. Talk to the child support office about this. If you get nowhere there, contact an attorney. Keep an accounting of any overpayments to ensure you get credit for them.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer Your parenting plan will govern these issues. If you have a temporary order, this should be addressed in a parenting plan. To the extent he is violating any terms of that order, you may need to file a Motion for Contempt to address it. Consult with counsel if you do not already have counsel.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer No to most of what you are asking because most of what you mentioned has nothing to do with income and everything to do with expenses. If you have another child support order in place, or guardianship over another child in your household, this may affect your income by reducing it by the amount that would be legally owed to support that child. Otherwise, expense has no bearing.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer You need to consult an attorney in Puerto Rico. In Georgia only the parent's income would matter, and that would be the case regardless of what your prenup says. Consult with an attorney in the state you plan to live to make sure that prenup meets the requirements that state sets forth. Regardless of where you live, your prenup will travel with you wherever you go. The issue is how the state you live in interprets it.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer To be honest it sounds like there is more going on here than what you have been able to describe. You need to sit down with an attorney and unwrap this onion to determine exactly what needs to be done to get your child.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer If she is in DFCS care you are going to have to pay child support. You need to speak with someone about representation in the juvenile court case. You are entitled to court appointed representation in a juvenile dependency case if you meet the income requirements.
I've dealt with this situation before, and there really isn't a good resolution other than to see that the child gets the mental health treatment they need to keep her and the other children safe. DFCS should be able to...
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