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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
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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Q: How do I go about getting a free divorce lawyer?My husband has got a lawyer and I have no job and he knows this
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Dec 16, 2021

It would be wise to work with an attorney, especially considering your husband has one. Consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case with you and provide direction (most attorneys offer a free consultation). You may be able to get the financial assistance from your husband to pay... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Which way do i need to self file my divorce?

I live in ga. Spouse is incarcerated in kentucky. Have 3 minor children. Separated in 2015 during which time kids were placed under guardianship of friend. Husband has agreed to file uncontested and has had zero contact with kids since separation. Do i file uncontested without kids given the fact... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Dec 16, 2021

You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and help you move forward. Since he is incarcerated it should not be a complicated case.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I have a uncle who is bed reading and on hospice an I'm trying to help him get a divorce his wife hasn't been around .

His wife hasn't been around in over 20yrs .

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Dec 14, 2021

He needs to hire an attorney to assist with the process. Consult with an attorney who provide guidance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Military Law for Georgia on
Q: I retained a lawyer two years ago and nothing has been done. I paid a deposit and have yet to receive help. Help!?

I paid a retainer and have spoke to 4 different paralegals in two years. Nothing has been done other than a few questions last year. I have not paid my balance because she never did anything initially. It's a case of fraud from a divorce by publication.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Dec 14, 2021

I agree with my colleague. This would probably be a good time to consider going with an attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: After initial deposit and court filing fee is received, When should a lawyer begin working on your case?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Dec 14, 2021

Your best bet would be to contact the attorney to see where the case is at and when it will be moving forward. They would be the best person to get a timeline from.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Native American Law for Georgia on
Q: My grand child 1yr, mom passed away suddenly and her mother refuses to let her father have her. Claim with Indian Tribe

she's protected to keep his child

I'm at wits end, what to do. He is so upset, how can she kidnap a child, or keep from her biological father?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Dec 10, 2021

The biological father needs to work with an attorney right away, who can review the facts of the case and help with the proper course of action. He may have custody options to explore, but he’ll need the assistance of an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex filed for bankruptcy and was already $4,000 behind in child support. He now owes over $15,000. How can he not pay?

He does have custody of her now but why is the amount still growing and why isn't he forced to pay what he owed prior to bankruptcy?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Dec 10, 2021

You may want to consult with an attorney who can review your options and help you with the proper course of action. The arrears will never go away, so he will continue to owe them.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: what should I do?

in 2017 my daughter's father passed away and I was scared so I gave my mom temporary guardianship I I get my daughter every weekend and and take care of her financially however how do I go about trying to get have or some financial help from my daughter's SSI that my mom received for for... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Dec 10, 2021

You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and provide you with direction. We need to know if you want your daughter back in your custody or you are just wanting some of the money from SSI. We need more details.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: If my mom has custody of my daughter could I file uncontested divorce without minor children?

We had our daughter before being married if that makes any difference and my mom has legal guardianship

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Dec 10, 2021

There’s really not enough information here to provide you with guidance. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with guidance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If I let my husband file our kids this year but I don't want him to file for 2022. What can I do?

I let my husband file the kids this year but I don't won't him to file for 2022. He doesn't stay with us. So is there a form I can fill out to revoke him from filing. Can I use tax form 8332? Or is there another way to keep him from filing.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Dec 13, 2021

I agree with my colleague. The best way to remedy this situation is to move forward with the legal divorce. Then who claims the children on taxes will be addressed in the process. You should consult with an attorney who can help you with the proper course of action.

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Q: How do I keep my husband from filing our kids? I am the custodial parent.

I allowed my husband to file our kids for 2021. I don't want him to file for 2022. How can I ensure he is not able to file this year. I am the custodial parent.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Dec 13, 2021

I agree with my colleague. The best way to remedy this situation is to move forward with the legal divorce. Then who claims the children on taxes will be addressed in the process. You should consult with an attorney who can help you with the proper course of action.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My wife took my kid and left and is refusing to let me have contact with my child We are not going through legal battle

Is there anything I can do with this considered kidnapping I just need some advice on what our rights are and what I can do

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Nov 30, 2021

If she has custody to the child then this isn’t kidnapping. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My wife, after 22 years of mariage, states she is gay and wants a divorce. Will I still have to pay allimony ?

Or should I file for fault to avoid it ?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Nov 30, 2021

A judge will decide whether or not she will be able to get alimony from you, and that is after reviewing all the facts of the case. Her being gay will not have anything to do with whether or not she gets alimony.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Am I required to pay for my answer and counterclaim to be filed with the clerk if the petitioner has a lawyer

I have no legal representation

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Nov 30, 2021

As my colleague has pointed out, this is going to be determined by how you file it. You do have the option to file in person if you choose to. Considering the petitioner has an attorney it would be a good idea if you did as well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What is the age of a minor child when it comes to asking for a years support

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Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Nov 22, 2021

Your question is not clear. Are you asking what age they need to be to get child support? In most cases it is up to 18 years old or until they finish high school.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I am having trouble getting answers in my daughter's case from investigators and case worker. I'm not the accused

Accusation of molestation in household. Accuser is no longer in home. How can I get answers

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Nov 22, 2021

Are you working with an attorney? If not, work with an attorney and you will likely get answers much faster.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Will adjudicated arrears accrue interest if a payment plan was created in a modification settlement agreement?

child support arrears were included in a modification settlement agreement and included a payment plan toward the balance. Will the principal amount accrue interest if there is a payment agreement?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Nov 19, 2021

You would need to take a look at your agreement and see what it says regarding interest. If you are still unsure take it to an attorney who can review it for you.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I am writing to get legal guidance regarding martial assets & individual assets.

My mother is 60 years old and recently engaged with the plan of marrying soon. I really do not know her fiance well and trying to be proactive to ensure that her assets, meaning her home and vehicle, which are paid off, social security benefits and retirement is secure in case they get divorced or... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Nov 16, 2021

My colleague is correct. The best way for her to protect herself in this regard is to consult with an attorney and have a prenuptial agreement created. That way, her assets are protected if something happens.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: FACTS: My Ex passed away last week without a will. We have 2 children (17 & 14 yrs). I have a child support order.

The ex's brother has taken all of the documents from the home so I have no idea what is there for my kids. I have asked to see docs and the brother says his lawyer advised him against showing us anything. What rights do I have to be a part of my kids inheritance decisions since there is no... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Nov 15, 2021

You should discuss this with an attorney who can review the facts with you and present you with your options. Considering your children are minors you may have some options, but we would need to know more about the facts of the case.

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