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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If me and my mate signed a marriage contract containing our vows and had a witness sign also does that make us married?

My mate and I are on complete lock down at our apartment complex and we have been together eight months and friends a year prior to that. We live in an apartment complex for the mentally ill. We cannot get a marriage license right now but plan to later. Question: does the marriage contract makes us... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 8, 2020

No, I’m sorry but that won’t pass as being legally married. You will need to follow the legal process of having a marriage license and having it recorded for it to all be legal. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: I am 17 I want to live in a stable home with my bf’s parents My abusive dad doesn’t agree am I allowed to leave?

They live out of state and both have very good jobs and a well taken care of family and they have room for me and have asked me to join them

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 7, 2020

Considering you are a minor, you can’t make that decision on your own. You should have them consult with an attorney to see about getting you assistance. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Will the family I am staying with get in trouble?

My mom left me at home for almost 6 months by myself and I went to school for the rest of the school year until the COVID broke out. She gave me permission to stay at my friends house for the rest of summer until I was ready to go with her to Florida where she was at. I asked her permission to go... Read more »

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

I’m sorry you are going through this. Until you are 18, your parent calls the shots on where you live. Perhaps you can try speaking with her again about this in a calm manner, since you are three months from being 18. But if she doesn’t agree to it, then you have to go with her until you are... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My son lives in Utah and has a Final Visitation Order in place from GA. It states his daughter can travel to UT from GA

when she turns age 6, which will be this July. Mother is denying travel/visitation to UT due to Coronavirus. Can she do this?

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

I agree with my colleagues. The court is going to likely enforce the order, so it’s a good idea to try and find ways to be comfortable with the travel that will take place. If the mother is denying the visitation she may be in contempt. It would be wise to consult with an attorney who can help... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can you put a 17 year old on the news?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 3, 2020

This really depends on what the situation is. If it’s a minor who has committed a crime then their identity is usually protected. But if the teen did a good deed in the community then the identity of the teen may be given. It really depends on the details of what is going on here. -Homer P.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My brother has two kids that were adopted when they were around 10 to12 years old. By their stepfather and their mother.

He went into the hospital. Got sick and they called on the phone and told them they were the biological children. He wanted me to be over his medical.The hospital said they have authority of him. That what he wants is irrelevant. Is this true .he has a trach, is on vent,and they are transferring... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 3, 2020

I’m sorry to hear about your brother’s condition. This is just not enough information for us to be able to give you guidance. You should consult with an attorney who review the facts in detail and help you with this. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: If my wife and I have been separated for over 8 yr she lives with another man and cheated the hole time what's the che
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 3, 2020

Your question appears to be cut off, so we are not clear what you are asking. It does sound like you may be seeking a divorce in light of what is going on. 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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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Recently my son tried to kill himself, and his dad who has custody, did not tell me he was in the hospital. Legal?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 2, 2020

I'm sorry to hear that this has happened. We would need to know more about the custody arrangement with your child in order to answer this question. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Can my fiancee beat a simple battery family violence charge if it was my our first argument in 4 years?

I called the police but I dont want to press charges I just wanted them to de-escalate the situation.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 1, 2020

It really depends on the circumstances surrounding the case. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I restrict fathers visitation from being at his house? Baby- 2months old.

Have not picked a lawyer yet. We will have to do paternity test and so forth, baby is out of wedlock. Father is verbally and financially abusive, gives no support and has no education on infants or connection to her. I want to file for child support. If he has visitations can I restrict it from... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 1, 2020

It sounds as though he has no rights to the child at this point. You should consult with an attorney regarding going forward with seeking child support. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: In Georgia, can a transgender minor receive hormone replacement therapy with consent from only one adult?

The parents are divorced and have joint custody. They did not go to court; they had an agreement with their own individual lawyers and counsellors. Mom has overall medical decision but would have to pursue through the courts.

Mom supports the decision, the father does not.

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

Have you discuss the issue with the other parent? You may want to do that and see where that parent stands on the issue. Beyond that you may want to consult 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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Civil Litigation and Communications Law for Georgia on
Q: Do I have an eavesdropping video recording case?

Hi, I was reading your article on video recording laws in Georgia. I transported my brother's children to his house from school all last year, because his wife needed me to. What I did not know was that his wife, whom he was divorcing, had placed a hidden camera in the living room to eavesdrop... Read more »

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

It appears that your question was intended for one specific person, but we are not sure who. You may want to send it directly to that person, or consult with an attorney who can review your case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Can a Superior Court Judge dismiss a Petition because of what he sees as a technical issue, and not rule on the merits ?

I submitted a Petition pro se for my incapacitated son, I am legal guardian/POA/mother. The judge dismissed the Petition because I "am not a lawyer" although I submitted case law/GA Statute to show I was allowed to do so in exceptional cases such as ours. He did not read the Petition,... Read more »

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

We would need to know more of the details in order to answer this question. -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: If someone doesn't show up to court is it always a default judgement

I'm trying to see if I need to file an appeal or a notice to set aside default judgment. Court summons was sent to an old address and on court papers it says mail returned

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

Did you call the court clerk to see if there was a default judgment entered? You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I amend my birth certificate when both of my parents are deceased but have documents supporting name from 1972 a

And beyond, my dad passed before we could get it done

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

What do you want to amend on the birth certificate? You may want to contact the records department in the county you were born in and go from there. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I can't afford a lawyer and I'm fighting a false TPO. How can I best prepare myself? Are audio recordings admissible?

I am pregnant with the petitioner's child and the petitioner claims I am stalking him and that it is not possible that i'm the mother of his child. He is also trying to establish a pattern of violence via two isolated incidents when I was emotional and anxious.

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

You may be able to contact legal aid to see if you can get free legal help. Another option is to call the state bar office to inquire about if there are any pro bono attorneys in your area. Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Probate for Georgia on
Q: Protection order placed on me by niece after my mom's death. No will and they were taking everything inheritance theft

They drained her accounts they still have her furnishings I posted a protective order on my Facebook page which they were blocked from and I was arrested for stalking is this legal

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

It is difficult to try and understand the situation from what we have been given here. It would be a good idea to consult with an attorney who can hear the facts in detail and provide you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Daughter separated from husband she lives in GA, he lives in Fla. They have a son. He took the child to fla? Help

He said he filed for custody (this just happened june 17) and is refusing to bring him back. He will not even tell her where her son is, and he living with his new girlfriend. My daughter and him are not divorced.

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

She should hire an attorney right away so that she can file for divorce and seek an emergency hearing. The sooner this is done, the better. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a stepfather kick out a 17 yr old following an argument?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jun 22, 2020

No, she is still a minor. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What motion do you file to change the jurisdiction of a custody case?

My husband's ex moved his child to South Carolina from Georgia 6 months ago. The original order was filed in Georgia. He wants to modify visitation but isn't sure if or how to transfer the jurisdiction of the case to South Carolina. What is the motion called that he'd have to file to... Read more »

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Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jun 23, 2020

This is a case that is going to be filed in Georgia. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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