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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: if i have a will made out would my husband be able to get anything. We have been seperated 35 yrs

we are both 79 cant afford lawyer fee

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Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 23, 2020

If you would like to get a divorce and can’t afford one, contact legal aid to see if you can get assistance. You can also contact the state bar to see if there are any pro bono attorneys in your area. Also, contact the senior resource area in your community to see if they have leads to pro bono... Read more »

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Q: My husband and I have been separated for 35 yrs. If I have everything will to my daughter what will be fetid I pass
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Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 23, 2020

Your question is not clear. It sounds as though you want to leave things to your daughter and want to know what will happen to those items. If you have been separated for 35 years have you thought of moving forward to sue for divorce so this is no longer an issue? You should consult with an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Juvenile Law and Military Law for Georgia on
Q: I am 17 years old enlisted into the active army and will graduate in dec 2020 can i leave my moms home?

My DFCS case has been closed after almost 2.5 years. I enlisted in the army July 9th 9 days after my 17th birthday June 30, i am trying to leave home right when i grader Dec 18th 2020 legally and without any consequences due to my army contract !!

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Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 26, 2020

Until you are 18 you will have to live where your parent/guardian says you have to. Once you turn 18 you will be a legal adult and can leave.

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Q: If I’m moving further away from my daughter 2.5 hrs away do I get a modification to just change the location we meet?

We meet half way. So if I move would I just modify the pick up and drop off location or would I have to modify everything in the order including the child support? How does that work?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 26, 2020

I agree with my colleague. You will need to put in an official notification and it’s a good idea to put in the modification since it will be what you are doing going forward.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Service of RETD

I filed for divorce (prose) but they are unable to serve the papers to my ex. What should I do next?

Can I hire a private server? if so, how can I request that to court?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 21, 2020

There is action you can take if you have not been able to serve the papers. You should consult with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: I rent my home and have 4 adult children living with me I need my son to move out

I rent my home and have 4 adult children living with me and my middle son is 25 and becoming increasingly hard to deal with. Verbally aggressive and very disrespectful. I wanted to know what I can do to have him leave my home? /move out! I don’t want things to escalate to violence as I’m doing... Read more »

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Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 19, 2020

Considering your son is an adult and you no longer want him living in the home you can ask him to leave. If he refuses, you can take a legal route to ensure that he moves out. If he refuses to leave, consult with an attorney who can help you with your options to move forward.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My daughter and her mom have been fighting and alot my daughter wants to live with me. What are her options

My ex is also wanting to move 2 hours away due to some bad choices she made and start over but 2 of my 3 kids are not wanting to go

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 19, 2020

An attorney can help you with a modification to your custody arrangement, as well as provide guidance if there is opposition to it.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: As a grandparent I have permanent guardianship over my 2 young grandchildren ages 6 and 8.

Can their father who has not legitimized either child take us back to court to modify the guardianship order because he misses his kids and demands we let him take them for overnight stays 4 hours away? Mind you he is a drug user and states he has been “sober” for 10 months of which we cannot... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 19, 2020

Considering the fact that he hasn’t legitimized the children he has no legal rights. Therefore, you have all the rights and call the shots. If he goes to court to legitimize the children then you should consult with an attorney for guidance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Family financial issue - husband and wife sold their house. husband keeps money not let wife access half of it?

The husband and wife sold their house recently. The husband keeps all money in one bank account, not let the wife access the account. The wife asked to have half of it but refused. What is the right way to handle it.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 19, 2020

She should consult with an attorney who can help her with moving forward with the divorce. That’s the right way to handle the situation. Without doing that it’s not likely that he will hand her half of the money.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: In a marriage, if the wife has a money gift from her parents, does his husband has the right to claim for it?

Their marriage is lasting 21 years. The husband is the bread earner of the family. The wife works part-time and a stay home mom for three boys. They have a joint account to put husband earning in and withdraw for family spending. The husband always proud and claimed he eared every penny for... Read more »

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Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 19, 2020

If she has kept the gift separate it won’t be considered marital assets. That doesn’t, however, mean that he won’t try to do something like stop putting his earnings in their joint account. This kind of comes down to how much you want this monetary gift to impact your marriage. While you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Elder Law for Georgia on
Q: Hello I'm trying to find out what steps to take for a family member who needs someone to help with decisions for them
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 14, 2020

Are you wanting to arrange for a power of attorney for the family member? You can work with an attorney to have that established. This depends on the type of power and decisions you are wanting to give the person the power to make.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Where can I find a motion asking the courts to appoint a GAL for my child?
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Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 13, 2020

Duplicate question. If you have a pending case then you will file it there within the court. You may want to consult with an attorney for guidance and to ensure everything is handled correctly. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Where do I file a motion asking for a GAL to be appointed into a custody case?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 13, 2020

If you have a pending case then you will file it there within the court. You may want to consult with an attorney for guidance and to ensure everything is handled correctly. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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Q: How can I get my car back? I am separated and my husband had my car repossessed. He has since gotten it back but won't

Let me have it. He has it blocked by another car so I can't get it. My son and I are without transportation. I have a TPO on him for domestic violence and I am trying to get divorced. The vehicle is not in my name but it was purchased for me and I have been the only one driving it.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 13, 2020

There are details we would need to know regarding this case in to provide you with guidance, but you can ask the judge to rule that the vehicle goes to you. If you are not working with an attorney it would be wise to do so. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: the court finds no community property other than personal effect has been accumulated by the parties?

My future ex-wife and myself are doing a online divorce since we have been apart since 2004 and this was on the final divorce paper. I raised all of our children myself with no help from her and all our property was divided back in 2004 so I want to make sure I dont have to divide everything I... Read more »

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Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 12, 2020

Are you sure she is going to agree to not trying to obtain anything you have acquired since 2004? Doing an online divorce may not be the best route to take if there are any concerns about her trying to take assets. It’s a good idea to take the papers you have done online and have an attorney at... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: How do you serve a person out of state and you have no address for him but you have the address of a family member?

I am trying to file for divorce, I have his phone number and the address of his mother but he's not allowed around her and no other family members want to get involved

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 12, 2020

You can hire a skip tracer who will locate where he is so that he can be served. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex husband’s parenting time is this weekend and he is declining to have the kids. Is he required to pay for that?

He should have the kids for this weekend. He only has them per our parenting plan two weekends per month. He said he cannot have them this weekend. Does he have to pay me additional child support for these two days that he is refusing? If so, how do I enforce that?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 12, 2020

No, he doesn’t have to pay extra child support for that. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia on
Q: My aunt passed away 4 months ago and her beneficiary was her sister.

At one time she was extremely well off but over the years her health declined and no one knew what she had in accounts or banks. How can we find out if she had any bank accounts or any safe deposit boxes? There is a lot of unanswered questions about where her money and assets went over the years.

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

You will want to consult with a probate attorney who can review the case and help you plan the proper course of action to investigate this. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can my fiance get in trouble for leaving with her kid's. When she ain't got rights. Does that cancel out the custody

Ok so my finances parents took custody from her. They're hoslitalized with covid her sister asked her to come stay at their parents house ans keep them because she didn't want to watch them at her house. She has no rights. Her sister is controlling her and telling her ahe can't leave... Read more »

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Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 5, 2020

This is a difficult situation, as it sounds like the person who has custody is in the hospital. Did that person give someone else temporary guardianship until they get out of the hospital, or make their wishes known to the other family members? Without knowing the answers to such questions it is... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How to set aside a default judgement for child support?

I was incarcerated in 2002 when the case was brought about and never received any info for a paternity test or a court appearance. A default order was filed and I would like paternity testing to establish the paternity of the child and stop the child support that is being taken from me

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

Since 18 years has passed since this case was brought about, it’s not likely to go anywhere. You can speak with the child, who is likely now an adult, to see if they are interested in taking a DNA test to establish paternity. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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