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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a judge order me to take my kids out of school to visit their father in another state?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 25, 2022

A judge could order such a thing, depending on the facts of the case, which the judge would take into account before making such a judgment. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the case in detail and provide you with feedback.

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Q: Husband abandoned our car (in his name only) and the family over a year ago. Do I have any rights to it, Can I sell it?

I found the car not too long ago abandoned, just as he abandoned the family. He is an alcoholic with many DUI's and domestic charges. He won't be driving anytime soon. Plus I am being told he moved out of state. I need money, he has not paid any child support. I have our marriage... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 25, 2022

If the car is in his name then you won’t be able to legally sell it without going to court and getting permission to. Consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and provide you with guidance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Is it true that I will have to sell my house if I purchased it before marriage, I’ve paid the mortgage for 15 years

Is it true that I will have to sell my house if I purchased it before marriage, I’ve paid the mortgage for 15 years with no help , I added him to my deed upon getting married , we have a child that’s in college… can I keep my property?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 25, 2022

This really depends on the facts of the case. We couldn’t say for sure here what would happen. The part that would be considered marital asset (during the marriage) would be subject to sharing. You should consult with an attorney who can help you with your case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: If I got married in Louisiana but me and my spouse lived in ga for a year together which state do I file for divorce?

We don’t have assists or kids to split and have not been together for over 12 years

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 24, 2022

You will file for divorce in the state that you live in, but in Georgia you have to have lived here for the six months leading up to the divorce. You should consult with an attorney who can help you with the proper course of action.

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Q: My childrens dad just got a new job.How long do he has to work for me to file a modification for change in income ?

When he had no job they set child support amount at $100 but now he’s at a job that pays $15 per hour , how long does he has to work before I can file for a increase in child support.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 24, 2022

Anytime there is a change in income you can apply for a modification.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I’m suppose to pick my son at 6pm for a holiday schedule, but i leave work at 7pm. Can i pick him up at 8pm?

My court order says: K

The parties shall notify the other party within a reasonable

time (defined as not less than seventy-two (72) hours in non-

emergency situations) prior to their custodial periods of their

intent not to exercise said physical custodial periods.... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 12, 2022

Going by what you have posted and assuming that is the order, then if you give advanced notice you should be able to do so. Be sure to discuss it with the other parent so there are no conflicts

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: In a divorce - if there has been domestic violence or family violence perpetrated by one spouse and his family….

And parental alienation by the husband and paternal grandparents who is manipulating the child against his mother. Is it likely the mother will get full physical custody and the father supervised visitation? Is it more likely the mother will get the home? This is in Georgia USA

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 12, 2022

There’s no way for us to know this. We’d need to know all the facts of the case in order to provide you with more guidance. You should consult with an attorney who can help you with your case. The judge will make the final decision on such things after reviewing all the facts of the case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My wife gained physical/legal custody of her children at final divorce hearing with her ex, can I adopt her kids?

The father has been incarcerated before and found in contempt of court, doesn’t pay child support etc. We were recently married, currently live in TX but court hearing was in Georgia, she wants me to adopt but the biological father (her ex husband) will likely not want me to be able to adopt.... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 12, 2022

You can try to adopt them legally, but whether or not it is approved will depend on the judge and the facts of the case. Consult with an attorney who can review the facts in detail and present you with the proper course of action.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My husband received 100K from his Stepfather in form of a publicly traded company stock.

Originally it was owed by his Father. When he died it went to his Mother and when she died it went to his Stepfather. My husband didn’t get along with his Stepfather so I was surprised when his Stepfather gave him stock. Now that my husband and I are divorcing, is the 100K considered... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 11, 2022

I agree with my colleague. Once it was put into your joint account it may have become marital asset. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and provide you with guidance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Husband wont sign divorce papers

I've had him served twice and I also served him. He is currently in a Texas State Prison. When he finally responded he wrote on the top sheet " absolutely not unacceptable " signed it and sent it back. He has been in and out of Texas prison system for 8 years. Drug related charges... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 11, 2022

You can still move forward with the divorce even if he won’t cooperate. Work with an attorney who can help you with the proper course of action. You don’t need his permission to proceed with the divorce.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Going through a divorce after 13 years of marriage. The house is in both of our names. I got angry and kicked a hole

In the wall.. he's trying to tell me I can't have the house because of it and that the judge will make me leave. Is that true

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 10, 2022

No, that’s true. The house will likely be considered marital asset. However, if you are destroying things then the police could be called, and I don’t think that’s something that you want. It’s best to keep your anger in check and work with an attorney who can help you with the proper... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My husband wants too file a divorce but not include the children

He wants me too say that we have no minor children in order to get divorced sooner

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 10, 2022

But you do have minor children, so you need to disclose that. Work with an attorney to ensure everything is properly handled, especially considering there are minor children involved.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My boyfriend was arrested on cruelty to children in 3rd degree but the child was not present at all

I have text messages from the ex girl friend stating she met the police at the mother of the child's house. I have a bunch of evidence supporting that he was not there and the police were not called nobody went to jail that night it was 2 weeks later that they came to serve the warrants and he... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 6, 2022

Are you working with an attorney regarding the case? If not, he may want to retain one so that he can address this legally. Consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: How to navigate spouse and lawyer delaying divorce process? No children support in 9 months.

My lawyers have been asking my spouse, with whom I am separated from for his check stubs to complete the docs for Divorce and child support since July 2021. Received start of Dece. Waited one month for spouse to sign docs and wanted changes. Now have to wait again. What can be done to move Divorce... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 6, 2022

I agree with my colleague. You can move forward with the divorce, you don’t have to wait until he decides he’s ready to go forward. Your lawyer should be able to help you with this process.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for Georgia on
Q: What can I do to make my sisters pay me my portion of our deceased fathers home ?

my father committed suicide and my two sisters and myself are all three equally inherited the house and are on the deed but my sister refuses to give my third one of the property and she was renting it out but now she has moved into herself full time ... and at first just blowed me off and now... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 6, 2022

You should work with an attorney who can help you seek it with the proper course of action. You will likely need legal assistance since just asking for it has not been beneficial.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I'd like to know what I need to file to get full custody of my children. I currently have joint legal custody.

My ex currently has them though he pawns them off on his parents. I had to move out of state to get away from his abuse.

my children are not being abused. However he seems to think he can tell me I can't have them. I need help. He's also claiming them on taxes even though our... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 5, 2022

You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and help you with the proper course of action to address the situation. An attorney can help you seek a custody modification.

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Q: In Georgia what are unwed fathers rights if name is on birth certificate and parents split
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 6, 2022

Until he goes through the legitimation process he has no legal rights to the child. If he would like legal rights to the child he must go through the process of legitimizing. He should work with an attorney who can help him with the process.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Domestic Violence, Legal Malpractice and Probate for Georgia on
Q: Please help me understand . I'm preparing for divorce and in my research online I come to find shocking documents.

Two marriage licence applied for 10 years apart are on the probate record on in 2011 when we married at the court house . The other issued Jan 21 2020 I had no knowledge or part in at all ? What can I do to unravel his mess of fraud , deception and abuse ?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 5, 2022

Consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and provide you with guidance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Me and my husband own a house he signed his name first does this mean if I divorce him I will loose my house

Due to constant mental stress and verbal abuse I want him out of my life. There are no kids in the home

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 5, 2022

It won’t matter which name is listed first. When it comes to issues like this it will likely to come down to marital asset, which are things gained during the course of the marriage. Work with an attorney who can help you with the proper course of action for the divorce.

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Q: Can I be divorced when I never was served or signed and shared child was born before marriage
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 5, 2022

If you were divorced by publication you may not have been made aware of it. Consult with an attorney who can help you with your case and provide you with guidance.

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