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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If I have a baby at 17 in Georgia, am I now legally emancipated? I know in some states I am but I'm not sure about here.

I have a baby in Feb and turn 18 in July. Me and my grandparent's don't get along and the environment of us argueing isn't good for my baby. They have no problem with me moving out, I just need to know if I can legally without an emancipation trial because nobody had time for that.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 7, 2019

I agree with my colleague, you will need to be 18 or file a petition with the juvenile court in order to be legally emancipated. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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Q: What are the steps I can take to stay out of contempt of court when I have no money to pay for Lawyer filings?

I lost my job and can't pay $3K / mo. Alimony. The divorce was filed and judged w Dekalb County Superior court, GA. I now live in Portsmouth VA the X-wife live in Dekalb County.

How do I petition the court after a major reduction in income?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 7, 2019

I agree with my colleague, you will need to prove you have exhausted all resources. You should consult with an attorney who can provide you with proper guidance on this issue. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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Q: My stepmother died and left all her belongings to me. Does that include her bank account?

She had a joint checking account with a friend, which I thought was unusual. This friend is still alive.

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Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 6, 2019

It’s difficult to answer this question without knowing all the facts to the case. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case and provide you with guidance. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My husband bought a home while we were married 25 years moved to Michigan to work 4 years ago an I entitled to the home

He pays all the bills but we no longer can be married he has an apartment up there I just want the home he has a good job and good money I have no income he has supported me but I no longer want this marriage

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 6, 2019

The home would be considered marital asset and during the divorce process the judge will determine how things will be split. You should consult with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action and protect your interests. -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: My ex wife is blocking phone calls and monthly and holiday parenting time with my kids. Per my parenting plan I have

daily phone\video chat access. What steps can I do? The parenting plan from GA. Mom and kids live in FL for over a year.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 6, 2019

I’m sorry you are experiencing this. If she is going against the court order she may be found to be in contempt. You should consult with an attorney who can help you address the situation. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Even though I was married in Tn but now live in ga can I do the divorce here instead?

We were married in Tennessee but my son and I reside in Georgia. Do I have to get the divorce paperwork from gallatin, tn?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 6, 2019

Have you lived in Georgia for at least the last six months? If so, then you are eligible to file for the divorce 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 HomerJordan.com

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can I do the paperwork for my divorce in Tennessee while living in Georgia without having to go there ?

My husband and I got married while we were living in Gallatin, Tennessee in 2014. We have been separated since 2017. We have a son together but he doesn't even try to reach us. I need a divorce cheap because I'm disabled. Please give advice on fastest way to have this done.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 5, 2019

I agree with my colleague, it sounds as though you will need to file in Georgia. If you need legal assistance you can contact Legal Aide or 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 Child Custody, Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: If a person under the age of 18 is arrested and put in custody does a legal guardian have to come and get them?

does a legal guardian have to come and get them out or can anyone over the age of 18 legally get them out of custody?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 5, 2019

I agree with my colleague, we would need to know more information about this case in order to provide answer. 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 HomerJordan.com

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Q: Paperwork say lump sum alimony to be paid bi weekly until in December 2024. December 2024 will be the last payment made.

Is this alimony considered Income?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 1, 2019

You may want to check with your accountant regarding how lump sum alimony will be addressed when it comes to filing your taxes. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: If I am filing for an uncontested divorce and my husband still lives in the house, do I have to split my belongings?

We were married in New Jersey in 1999 and we were split for the past 5 years since 2014. He most recently came to stay with me because he fell on hard times and he's not working as of right now.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 1, 2019

I agree with my colleagues. If you have an uncontested divorce you both agree to the terms and the way things are being split. If this is not the case then your divorce is not uncontested and I recommend consulting with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Q: What law do I state for my motion to reschedule a hearing date in a child support hearing due to job training
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 31, 2019

You will need to state the reason you are seeking a reschedule, and then it will be up to the judge whether or not it is approved. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I am recently divorced and just found out my ex husband had a baby during marriage . Can I take him back to court?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 31, 2019

What would you take him back to court for? What would you be seeking? It doesn’t sound like this is something that would have an impact on your divorce outcome. I’m sorry you have went through this. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: How to contest a lawyer's lien on my house?

For services not completed

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Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 30, 2019

I agree with my colleague, this is something that should have been addressed before it got to the point of a lien on the house. You should contact the attorney to see what the two of you can agree upon to help address the issue and get the lien removed. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: What law do I state for my motion to reschedule a hearing date in a child support hearing due to job training
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 30, 2019

You will need to state the reason you are seeking a reschedule, and then it will be up to the judge whether or not it is approved. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Ex-wife threatening to argue willful underemployment on my part to dodge child support obligation - will it stand up?

I have an MD but my license to practice has been revoked after chemical dependency concerns, leaving me unable to practice medicine. I am working to get it back but currently make about $18/hr working in the substance abuse treatment industry (as part of my efforts to get my life back on track and... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 28, 2019

I agree with my colleague, the judge will take a lot of things into consideration when determining of child support changes should be made. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case and present you with the options and best route to address the situation. -Homer P.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: If i divorce 8 months ago can my ex still request a item that she claims she forgot

The house is in my name. Nothing was put in a court order as to belongings. She moved out 3 months prior to the divorce. So hasn't lived in home for 11 months.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 28, 2019

I agree with my colleague, if it’s something that you can agree upon you may just want to give it to her to save the trouble. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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Q: Can I be held responsible for a loan my ex-husband opened after our divorce?

I divorced 2 years ago. In my divorce decree I was awarded my home. My ex-husband was to pay it off and sign it solely over to me. The bank it was financed through showed up at my house telling me that the payment were a couple of months behind. If I couldn't come up with the $4500.00 left owed on... Read more »

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Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 25, 2019

I’m sorry you are going through this. You should consult with an attorney who can review the documents and facts of the case and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I’m married to a woman and pregnant. Will my wife be on the birth certificate? Donor wants nothing from this pregnancy.

We did not go to a doctor to have this done and it was not done by artificial insemination. The father doesn’t want to be apart of this. He told us that he won’t sign the birth certificate and he was just a donor for me and my wife. Will my wife be able to sign the birth certificate and be the... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 28, 2019

I agree with my colleague, you should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case and ensure that both of your rights are protected and you both have rights. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Child custody & divorce. Nightmare of years. He left myself & daughter. Then started court battle. Drained resources.

He was abusive. Now I believe he is abusive or neglectful to our daughter. She reports threats towards me. He litigates. Wins bc his lawyer is fraudulent. How do I prove these things? Is he allowed to get a final decree without disclosing his financial information? Does he have to pay to support... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 25, 2019

I agree with my colleagues, there is information we would need in order to provide you with guidance. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I have sole custody of my grdchild. How can I change birth cert from stepdad to biological dad. Both agree on this. TN
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 24, 2019

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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