P. Justin Thrailkill's answer First, is this a Georgia case? If so, you can contact counsel about modifying custody. What is excessive is up to you. If you could agree that you'd take the child, it could be uncontested, but it doesn't sound like that is likely if she won't agree to stop support.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer The question is, "where is the child?" If you don't have the child, you still have an obligation to pay support to someone. Talk to counsel about your options to clear this up.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer You can do that if you'd like the Court to reduce your visitation time or hold you in contempt. Otherwise, I'd say man up and work things out with your kid so that he actually wants to visit with you.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer Not necessarily. If you've sat on your rights and not done anything about the issue for a period of time, the court may find that it is barred by the doctrine of laches, which is similar to a statute of limitations, though there is no specific time period.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer If you haven't lived in Georgia then jurisdiction and venue is inappropriate and she cannot file a divorce here. That said, objections to jurisdiction and venue are called "affirmative defenses" that need to be raised in your answer. If you were served three months ago, which is unclear, the court may not allow you to assert affirmative defenses at this time because you did not respond within 30 days.
All that said, if it was dismissed, and you decided to refile, you'd have to file in...
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer Terminating your parental rights is not an option. That will only happen in a step-parent adoption. It doesn't sound like you are exercising the rights you have, so they may as well be terminated. Also, and more importantly, terminating your parental rights does not terminate your obligation to pay support.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer It means if you bought it during the marriage, it belongs to both of you, regardless of who's name it is in, except with a few limited exceptions (i.e. gifts, inheritance).
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer It's your decision, and is really a matter of convenience to a degree. If he is military, he has a state that is listed as his home state. You can file there as well as here, or you can wait until he obtains residency elsewhere and file there. It really just depends on where each of you are going, where that is in relation to Georgia, and where his home state is. You will need to get back here for hearings, so, if that is an issue, you might need to wait.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer Do the parents have visitation? How did you come to get guardianship? This is something that is probably best for you to sit down and discuss with an attorney in a consultation. Most attorney's offer free consultations.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer If the child has not graduated from high school, you still need to pay. It is not terminated until the child is no longer enrolled full time. Dual enrollment means the child is enrolled in high school and college at the same time.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer You need to retain counsel to assist you with this. You'll need to get the court to order a paternity test and that test must show that there is 0% chance of parentage. See the following: https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-19/chapter-7/article-3/19-7-54/.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer You can get an adult guardianship if you can prove that he cannot care for himself. Talk to local attorneys where he lives and discuss with them your chances of getting him declared incompetent and taking guardianship over him.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer I agree with Ms. Edwards. You need to file for divorce and ask the court for emergency relief to allow you to find a new place and keep the kids fed. If there is an eviction order already, there is no longer anything you can do to delay it. Talk with counsel ASAP to address this.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer There is no way for someone to know that without knowing more about your case. It is possible you overpaid and it was improperly withheld. You need to be the one to keep track of what you owe. Do not count on them to do it. They can make mistakes, just like everyone else, and if you are not there with the correct information to check them, it could end up causing you problems down the road. Be diligent in keeping records of what you've paid.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer Yes, you can. This is a form of child support. Typically the uncovered medical expenses would be split. There is always a debate about orthodontic and dentistry, and whether or not that is medical, but if you notify your counsel, and are specific with your requests to the court, this should be addressed in your decree.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer Not without their approval. Some cases they will recommend guardianship under a consent order, but making that move without their approval is likely only going to make the situation worse. Talk to your counsel and see if a consent order for guardianship is possible to end the case.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer See answer to your other question. You aren't the first to try this, and won't be the last. It never works. You aren't going to game the system, because I promise you that they've seen it all before. You need to work with DFCS, and work your case plan, to get them out of your life. There are not shortcuts.
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