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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My ex husband committed suicide on 6-28-2017. Our daughter is his only child does she get his belongings?

My ex husband committed suicide on 6-28-2017. We had only been divorced two months. Our daughter is his only heir she was his only child. The day he died his mom let one of his ex girlfriends move into our family home, before she did his mom removed our safe and all his personal items from the home... Read more »

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Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 29, 2020

I’m sorry to hear about him committing suicide. It’s difficult to say without knowing the facts of the case. It would be wise to at least consult with a probate attorney who can review the facts of the case and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: If I run away at 17 while In in foster care what will happen if I'm caught and what will happen if I'm not caught

I have a saving to live off of for the time being and I can do online school can they track me down I'm miserable in this foster home its horrible and I plan on leaving I can take care of myself

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 29, 2020

You will most likely be reported as a runaway and if you are found you will be brought back to the foster home or to another one. If you are in a bad situation there you should speak with your case worker about it and see if there are other options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My daughter graduated and is 18 now, do I need to continue paying 50% of medical bills that were accumulated in our

Divorce agreement when she was under 18? Paperwork doesn’t say I have to continue making payments on medical bills that occurred before 18. Can I stop making payments on medical bills now that is she 18?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 29, 2020

Without seeing your order it’s difficult to say what you are still responsible for, if anything. However, if you were responsible for half of the medical bills until she turned 18, then it stands to reason that you would still need to pay your share for bills that came from before she turned 18.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Me and my husband we both are non us citizen, we are actually from India and i want to file a divorce. We have a son

Divorce is due to domestic violence and he beats me infront of my son

My son screams still he dont stop

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 29, 2020

You should call the police to address him physically harming you. You can also seek advice from a domestic abuse shelter. Consult with an attorney regarding the divorce so they can review the facts of the case and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My ex and I agree that our daughter can move out of the country to live with me, do we still need to file a move away?

Could an attorney be hired for limited scope representation for such a matter?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 25, 2020

Yes, you should ensure the proper paperwork is done so that there are no issues later. You can hire an attorney for limited scope issues. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My ex and I agree that our daughter can move out of the country to live with me, do we still need to file a move away?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 25, 2020

Yes, you should ensure the proper paperwork is done so that there are no issues later. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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Q: Q: Can a defendant file a countermotion against a judge's decision to award plaintiff's motion for attorney fees?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 24, 2020

No, you won’t be able to do that. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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Q: My aunt has power of attorney over my grandmother that has dementia.

My aunt has power of attorney over my grandmother who has dementia, but before my grandmother's mind got very bad she gave me her trailer that her and I are both living in. I have the title, I help take care of my grandmother's needs while she lives with me And basically I'm her... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 22, 2020

It sounds as though you are saying that your grandmother signed it over to you already, which would mean you should not have to give it up. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I work with a 17 year old who wants to live with maternal grandparents. She currently lives with Dad who has custody.

What can she do to get out of her dad's house? She is 6 months from 18, would she be able to get emancipated quickly or should she try to choose to live with her mother instead? Her dad won't willing let either happen.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 22, 2020

Has she discussed this with dad to see if he is willing to allow her to move in with her grandparents? I don’t know how long she has to wait until turning 18, but once she is 18 she will be able to leave and go live with them without having his permission. Getting emancipated can be difficult if... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My Wife is wanting to get full custody of her son from her Ex-husband. We can't afford a lawyer. Can it still be done?

Ex-husband has primary custody in a joint custody arrangement. He and the son live in Louisiana. She was to have sole custody before it was finalized. She let her son (5 or 6 at the time) spend a few months with Ex. He changed the papers and refused to bring son back because he didn't want to... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 22, 2020

I agree with my colleagues, trying to do this without an attorney would be very difficult and you would likely not be successful. You should work with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Mother is non US citizen. Baby is born out of wedlock. Can the father gain full custody without problems?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 22, 2020

There is no way to know what will happen with custody without knowing the details of the case. This is something that a judge will decide after reviewing the facts of the case. If you are not working with an attorney it would be a good idea to do so. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I live in GA and need to have my daughters last name changed back to mine. Never married the dad/ he’s not legitimized

Do I still need his permission to do this? He’s violent and very aggressive, however, he has been absent for a while so I’m not 100% sure how he would react I just don’t want to chance a bad reaction or putting myself/ child in harms way

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 22, 2020

I agree with my colleague. If he hasn’t legitimized the child then he has no legal rights to her. You can apply for the name change. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can i filled for divorce with a open Paternity/Legitimation case open?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 18, 2020

Yes, you can do that. They will not impact one another. You should work with an attorney who can help you with the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Divorce and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Is there an Law Firm that specializes in Void Judgement.??

I have a case that has many faces: active divorce Since 2016, proposed settlement presented July 8, 2016, final judgment on July 14, 2016, after mediation and consent order signed by judge Feb 9, 2016. My X bringing contempt charges for incurring debt on credit cards. It was mutual and nothing was... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 17, 2020

You may want to call the state bar to inquire about an attorney that would specialize in this type of case. They maybe able to refer you to someone. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I am a nurse, and have been married to a disabled veteran for 7 months. I quit my job to become my husband's sole care

taker. As time goes by, I have uncovered many lies, morally and financially, that I have been told. I am seeking a divorce. We have no children together. We live in a home that was purchased after we got married but, the home is in his name only. Since I am currently unemployed, I cannot afford an... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 17, 2020

It is not likely that you would qualify for alimony after being married to him for that amount of time and the fact that he is disabled. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex petitioned for mod'n of custody, cs and visitation. I can't afford an attorney. How do I respond?

My ex petitioned for modification of custody, cs and visitation. I can't afford an attorney. How do I respond?

He has an attorney and wherewithal to pursue. Cs has rarely been paid in 6 years. I can't afford an attorney and don't know how to proceed without representation.... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 17, 2020

You have to provide a response. You should either work with an attorney or if try to contact legal aid for assistance if you can’t afford one. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I am 17 years old and in foster care if I run away from my foster home will there be legal action taken against me?

I'll be 18 next year I have a job and I'm in school

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 14, 2020

Until you are 18 you won’t be able to choose where you live. You will be reported as a runaway and will likely be taken back to foster care if/when you are caught. If you have a job and are able to care for yourself you may want to look into becoming emancipated. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I am in Georgia, my soon to be ex is in Pa. and our marriage certificate is from South Carolina. Where do I file papers

Home in Pa. and car loans in both names, cars are switched. She drives car I have note on and I drive truck she has note on. Home is in my name on note but both names on deed

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 14, 2020

If you have lived in Georgia for at least the last six months then you can apply here. You should consult with an attorney who can help you with the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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Q: Can you serve a defendants attorney their court papers instead of the defendant in SC regarding visitation?

I served the attorney of my Child's mother paperwork in lieu of them since she asked me to send it her.I used public safety to deliver it,was that legal?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 14, 2020

You will need to serve the client, unless the attorney has agreed to such an arrangement. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: How can you get the parent off of the birth certificate if its been 5 years abandonment ?

legally the father had is name changed around the time my son was born but he never changed it on his license so he signed the birth certificate using his old name. Can the birth certificate be voided because thats a legal document that he purposely lied on. I don't want to go to court but I... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 14, 2020

You can contact the court to take action to get a name change. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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