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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on

Q: My fiance's nephew is a Baptist minister from Wyoming. Is he authorized to perform the marriage?

I am a Georgia resident, my fiance is not. Marriage to take place in Cobb County.

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 9, 2019

You may want to give the court a call to inquire about this. You can reach them at: (770) 528-8900.

-Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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Q: How likely is it that I can change my son's last name without his father's consent?

He was paying child support through the court until last July when it stopped, so he has contributed support within the last 5 years. If I wanted to use child abandonment, how long has to lapse for it to be considered by the court?

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 9, 2019

We would really need more details to in order to provide a response to this question. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with options and direction. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: My husband filled for divorce and unexpected.he threw me outta our home got temporary custody of our child ..

I have had same job for 5almost 6years he's had several got fired shop lifting and was in jail and he says im u. Steady

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 9, 2019

I agree with my colleague, this sounds like a case where you really need to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on

Q: Just starting CP case and NCP now wants to offer money, should I accept? How does he benefit?

I'm assuming because he's offering money now that he has received case documents. I'm sure he's just trying to put something on the books to show he has paid something but I want to know how does he benefit if I receive any funds from him pending the CP case

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 8, 2019

I agree with my colleague, you should accept the payment, but do let them know that it has been made. Keep a record of it. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Family Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on

Q: I’m legally disabled. Can DFCS or Juvenile court treat me differently?

Such as drug screens even though my Dr has provided a letter explaining the results of the drug screen and my medication. Shouldn’t the case be closed if that’s the only problem. And juvenile instantly turned on me once they learned I was disabled and wanted a drug screen bc my child missed so... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 5, 2019

I'm sorry you are going through this, as it sounds like a difficult time. I'm not sure what you mean about them treating you differently. You could discuss this issue with them, or with an attorney who can review the facts in detail and present you with options. Your child missed school due to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on

Q: In Ga. in a divorce action, must both parties be competent to participate in the proceedings?

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 5, 2019

There are details to your case that we would need to know in order to provide you with an answer. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review your case in detail and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on

Q: Will a judge require me to sign passports to allow my Ex to take our kids out of the US for extended Summer Visitation?

My EX does construction work and takes jobs overseas. This time it's in Aruba and says he has a 90 day work Visa. His wife goes with him and now he wants to take the kids and tells me that any judge will side with him and make me sign the passports. I want to know if I have a chance in fighting... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 5, 2019

I agree with my colleague, it is possible that the judge will ask for you to sign passports for them to engage in international travel. Unless there are red flags of possible problems the judge would likely grant the request. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: How can I let the non- custodial parent get our 16 year old who wants to live with him?

Since he haven't really been in her life he wants to do the right thing by her he lives in Nkrth Dakota and I live in the state of Georgia what legal service would we have to do to get this done.

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 5, 2019

I agree with my colleagues. You will need to file a custody modification order, but if you both agree to this then there shouldn't be any issues with it. You may want to consult with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: All my boyfriend money going to child support doesn’t have enough money for kids in household

My boyfriend has 3 kids and 3 baby mothers the 2 oldest kids stay with him There is no court order and they mom is not on child support they just live with him. His 3rd child stay with her mom and he pays her child support. Can he take her back to court because the other 2 kids aren’t really... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 3, 2019

Has their been changes to his income since the child support order was made? If so, then he could file a modification request. You should consult with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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4 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: With joint legal custody does the father have to discuss medical as well as our of state travel with me? Temp order.

Temporary order; I'm Purina custodian; he gets a 6 week visit with 2 babies. Joint legal custody. Leaving to sc told me last minute

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 3, 2019

Your parenting plan should provide the guidelines on something like this. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: What are the specifics of joint legal custody in Georgia? We're supposed to discuss and agree correct?

Temp. Order on place. Out of state battle. He had babies for a court ordered 6 week visit. Tells me nothing- told me yesterday that he's taking the babies to south Carolina for 2 days starting today can the do this. With consulting me first ?

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 3, 2019

Take a look at your parenting plan to see what it says in regard to situations like this. If the order doesn't say anything about traveling or needing your consent, then he can do so. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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3 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: Can a child go with aunt and uncle if one of them is illegal

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 3, 2019

Your question doesn't give us enough information in order to provide you with a solid answer. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: I have an ongoing child custody issue with a non biological father who is listed on the birth certificate.

I have an ongoing child custody issue with a non biological father who is listed on the birth certificate. ( The child was born in Texas, I reside in Clayton County, the non bio father and child in Paulding County.) Since 2013 I have beer trying to the child back in my custody, but he has refused.... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 2, 2019

It's difficult to provide feedback without all the facts. I'm sorry you are going through this. You really should have a consultation with an attorney, who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on

Q: If someone has temporary guardianship of my daughter what are my parental rights

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 2, 2019

I agree with my colleague. The facts surrounding why someone else has guardianship is a big factor here. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail, present you with the options, and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on

Q: My son is upset at me and decide he want to live with his father. He’s 15. Is there a way I can stop this! Please HELPme

His father is helping write letter, modifying documents and etc... what can I do to stop this? Do I even have a chance? He’s 15 but his father lives in a bad area and has a substance abuse problem. I don’t want to give up ... I know he’s 15 but he’s still a kid! Please help me.

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 2, 2019

As my colleague has pointed out, his wishes will be taken into consideration, but so will any facts suggesting it's not a good idea. You should consult with an attorney who can determine your options and help you address the modification action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on

Q: If a spouse had an affair over ten years ago but the other spouse stayed can that affect alimony for a divorce today

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Mar 29, 2019

Only the judge can make the final decision regarding alimony. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: I want my son to live with my father in IL while he's in high school (4yrs). what do I need to do for guardianship?

His father is barely involved. We were not married when our son was born and he never legitimized our son either. He has never paid child support either.

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Mar 29, 2019

I agree with my colleague, there are more facts we would need here. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts in detail and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: How can I fight for my children without a lawyer?

I have talked to a lawyer, they told me that I could represent myself in court, but they didnt go into full detail on how to do it. And so I went to the court house to file a petition with the judge, and when I went up there they told me they couldnt really tell me anything because of it being... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Mar 29, 2019

You could take care of this yourself, but it's an in-depth process. I doubt any lawyer is going to give you step-by-step direction on how to do it. But you could look into seeing if there are books or websites that offer the information. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: How can i petition the judge to get my children back? i cannot afford a lawyer and I have all the proof I would need.

I let my son go off with his father and his family for the weekend, and when monday rolled around they were already up there at their lawyers office claiming I had abandoned him there for 2 weeks.

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Mar 29, 2019

I agree with my colleague. You really should be working with an attorney on this case. If you can't afford one, contact the state bar and ask if there are any pro bono attorneys in your area. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on

Q: My son married someone from louisiana He is from GA,, he don't know where she is, how can he get a divorce?

She is nowhere to be found. He has health issues and was out of work for over a month.

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Mar 28, 2019

You should consult with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action. First, all efforts will be made to locate your spouse to serve the divorce papers. If the person cannot be found after an exhaustive search then you can seek a divorce by publication. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq.... Read more »

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