P. Justin Thrailkill's answer If your child is only two, then the form he signed at the hospital likely does not amount to a legitimation. What he signed is likely a paternity acknowledgement. Administrative legitimations were abolished in Georgia as of July 1, 2016. Even if your child was born prior to that date, and he did sign an administrative legitimation, it does not give him any rights to custody. He still has to go to court to file for custody.
While it is possible he will file something to create...
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer They can. It really just depends on what you are asking. If you are asking if you can deny them visitation, the answer is maybe. It really depends on what type of visitation they have and what kind of involvement they are looking for. It also depends on how long they've been gone, as well as other factors. You'd be best served consulting with a local attorney and going into more detail about the facts.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer The court is not likely to accept your documentation if there is no support. It depends on the circumstances, and a skilled attorney may be able to work it out to where there is no support, but it is not likely. That said, you need to be getting support. Doing this just to get him to sign is going to cost you in the long run. You'd be better off going to court and taking your chances, even if it is on your own. I wish I knew of a way to get you some assistance in Lumpkin County, but I...
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer You need to retain counsel to assist you with this. Why are you scheduling a temporary hearing? If you have the information to modify support, what is the point of prolonging the situation? Talk to an attorney about helping you with this so that you get this right and give the issue the attention it deserves.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer His spouse's income is irrelevant to what his child support is going to be. If they have a child together, and that child lives with them, then this child would likely qualify as an "other qualifying child" for purposes of the worksheet. What this does is basically reduce his income, for purposes of calculation, by the amount he would've been ordered to pay if he were ordered to pay support for that child also.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer You can try finding one online through the Fulton or DeKalb County family law information centers. If not, you will need to prepare it on your own. Your best bet is to retain counsel to do this right.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer He has no rights and she has no rights. He would need to file to legitimize to establish rights. He does have an obligation to pay child support. You need to file to get this started ASAP.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer The law doesn't modify the ages for parental selection based on disabilities. It really is for the court to determine whether it is in the child's best interests to live with the parent selected and to determine whether the child has made this decision independently.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer This all depends on what was filed. Even if you cannot afford an attorney, it would behoove you to attend a free consultation and get some perspective on what you need to do.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer First, you need to pull your criminal background so that you know what is out there. Start in Georgia, if you are here, then go to California and pull that one. If there is anything on it, you need to speak with an attorney in the state showing something in your background about whether expungement of your arrest is an option. This depends on the disposition of the case as well as the respective state's law. Good luck to you.
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