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.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer No one HAS to cooperate with DFCS. Depending on the circumstances, it may or may not be beneficial. If this father intends to legitimize the child, it may be a good idea to cooperate. Consult with counsel about the details of the case so that you can get some more detailed advice on the subject.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer It is quite possible that could happen. The court will need to determine what is in the child's best interest. If you waited ten years to legitimize your child, a court may determine that it is in the best interest of the child not to legitimize you.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer IF, and it is a big IF, you were to be granted an ex parte hearing with a judge, the judge is required to set it for a hearing as soon as possible thereafter and to provide the other party notice of that hearing. IF, another big IF, the Court grants your motion, then the Court will enter an order and it will need to be served upon the opposing party with the summons, complaint, ex parte order, and a rule nisi for the follow up hearing. All of that must take place prior to the hearing.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer Technically it depends on the order. It could be filed under the grandparents custody statute, though not likely if it's been in place for a while. If it was established through the probate court, it is likely a permanent guardianship. However, either way, so long as you have a court order, I think it is fair to answer that question in the affirmative that, yes, you are her "legal guardian."
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