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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Is telling a spouse to kill themselves family violence

My wife and I have had a very hard year her being physically abusive and emotionally so and I’ve been recorded telling her to kill herself. Just wondering if I should worry

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 24, 2020

I agree with my colleague. It’s not necessarily a crime, but it’s also not a good thing to do. If things are this bad in the home it may be time to consult with an attorney regarding a divorce.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I was the victim of a domestic dispute&clearly injured. The cops came& I ended up charging& arrested. What should I do?

Neighbor and I got into an altercation where I was the victim and was injured. I called the cops and they came and got statements from me and him as well as his parents who lived across the street. They sided with him even though saw me pinned on the ground in a puddle of wood glue he had thrown.... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 24, 2020

The best way to proceed is to work with an attorney who can review your case in detail and provide you with guidance specific to your case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: Can I fight my stepmom for my dad's life insurance policy because she abandoned him and was filed for a divorce??
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 23, 2020

Was she listed as the beneficiary on the policy? If she was then there will not be anything you can do to change that fact. If they were going through marital problems this is something your dad would have needed to change before he passed away.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: In an Uncontested Divorce what if the non-filing party doesn't show? (Georgia)

Hi,

I live in and filed in Gwinnett County Georgia. My to be ex-spouse doesn't want to show up for court since they live out of state. We filed an uncontested divorce with a separation agreement. If they don't show up, would that mean they only waive their right or would it mean... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 23, 2020

I agree with my colleagues, the person would not have to show up in court if they don’t want to. Everything has been agreed upon, since it’s uncontested.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: If I filed for a divorce in April of 2020 and stopped it in may of 2020 How lng d I have to wait before I can file again

Do I have to wait and be separated for a certain amount of months?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 20, 2020

You can go ahead and file now. You should work with an attorney to ensure everything is properly handled.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Is a marriage legal if one of the spouses lied on marriage license So is this marriage legit

My daughter in law has been married three other times, when they filled out for the marriage licenses she didn’t use her legal last name of her third husband, she used her second Married last name and then only put down that she has been married only twice.

So I want to know if the... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 20, 2020

It doesn’t sound as though that will make the marriage illegitimate.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I need legal advice to file a petition for Grandparents visitation.

My granddaughter's mother is denying me visitation with my granddaughter whom I have been taking care of since she was born (6yrs). I have the forms to file a petition to the courts but I'm not sure if I need an attorney to file on my behalf.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 18, 2020

It would be wise to work with an attorney to ensure that everything is properly handled.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: If my grandmother has custody of me and my mom won't let me go back to her what should I do?

My grandmother got custody of me when I was 7 months and (I'm 16 now). I've lived with my mom for the past three years and she always tells me I'm not going anywhere and that I can't go back and live with my grandma. I don't like being with my mom. I always hide my feelings... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 18, 2020

If your grandmother has full legal custody of you then she can take action to have you go live with her. Have her consult with an attorney or call the police.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I get a criminal trespass notification if I wasn't at someone's house or involved in a situation.

My boyfriends exwife took out a criminal trespassing warrant on us because she got mad at him when he dropped off the kids. I wasn't there and was at work but my name was on it too. Can she do that? Can I press charges for this?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 19, 2020

I agree with my colleague, if she lied and said that you were there and you were not then that could be an issue.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My husband and I are agreeing to get a divorce. We have no desire to use attorneys can we divorce on our own?

We have agreed mutually to get a divorce, we have no kids and do not have any desire to get attorneys involved. Are we able to file our own paperwork and make our own divorce settlement arrangement. We get along and have been able to list all of our assets and debts and are in agreement on how to... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 18, 2020

If it’s uncontested you can certainly try to do it on your own. It may be difficult though and things can be overlooked. If you want to ensure everything is properly handed it’s best to work with an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Is a marriage legal if one of the spouses lied on the marriage license?

The details are the number of times the other spouse was married and the other spouse has the wrong last name on the licenses.

My daughter in law has been married three other times, when they filled out for the marriage licenses she didn’t use her legal last name of her third husband, she... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 13, 2020

What was it that the person lied about? We would need more information than this, as this is vague. The marriage may still be legal, but we’d need more details about what the lie was regarding. You could contact the county clerk to inquire about the legality of the license.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Defacs called me saying I had a active child abuse case against me .. I did a video all and sent pic of house .

I heard nothing from them for 3 weeks now my kids come home from school telling me that defacs came to school . So icalled to find out what was going on .defacs told me I had to get my kids and go live somewhere else . What is my opinions

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 12, 2020

We would need more information about your specific case in order to provide you with guidance. You should consult with an attorney who can review the information in detail and present you with your options.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Do we have to send in a final decree for the state of Georgia if the divorce is uncontested

Final decree

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 11, 2020

I agree with my colleague, you will still need to send in the paperwork for the judge to sign making it legal. That goes for whether or not it’s contested or not.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If two parents are working separate case plans in georgia for dfcs and one finishes and one doesn't what happens

My son was taken from me his dad was in jail he's out now we are working caseplan with dfcs for our son I'm required to do six months of treatment or sober living his dad says they are telling him to rent a place to live so they can do the home evaluation and our son can go with him I was... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 11, 2020

There’s no specific answer we could provide you with here. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your particular case and provide you with guidance.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I have paid over $100,000 to my attorney and she just filed to withdraw mid-case because I owe her $15,000

She refuses to file for her fees to be paid by my ex under Fair PLaying Grounds. Can she and what do I do?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 10, 2020

It would be difficult for us to provide you with guidance when we don’t know the facts of your case and what your contract with the attorney is. Take a look at your contract, or have another attorney review it, so you know what you are responsible for.

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4 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How can i file for emergency custody not in same state as child

Let state n child due to domestic violence. Father has in dangered myself n child and recently been locked up and has serveral open cases n current drug addict

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 10, 2020

Contact an attorney in the state where your child is immediately, as that is the person you will need to work with to address this legally.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: If I have seen someone abusing my child sexually and he is not in my custody, how will charges be brought against them?

My son is with my family. They are not my biological family they have recently petitioned the court to adopt and accuse me of abandonment. I witnessed my child engaging in the act of sex with two members of the family and was afraid to tell anyone about it at first, but have called CPS and reported... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 10, 2020

If you believe that your child has been sexually abused then you should contact the police and immediately report it.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: If the divorced father doesn't work will/can the courts consider/touch his new wife's income?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 10, 2020

No, they will not consider the new wife’s income for the case.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My ex refused to bring child home from visitation on time. I did not agree. He texted me he will be about 2 hours late

What can I do?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 10, 2020

If it’s not something that is a continued problem then it would best to let it go. It’s really not worth making a case out of it.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: How should i go about seeing my daughters without the cops? My mother kidnapped them 5 months ago i drove from Michigan

They are in a womans shelter in st marys and would like to see them

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 6, 2020

If you have custody of your children then you have the rights to go pick them up. If she won’t allow you to then you must get the police involved.

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