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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

Narissa Juitt-Jackson
Narissa Juitt-Jackson answered on Nov 22, 2021

If you file your Answer and Counterclaim in person then you do not have to pay any fees. If you file your Answer and Counterclaim via PeachCourt or E-File Georgia you will have to pay processing fees once to use the portal and no additional fees after that.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Hello I needed information on paternity.

I am the alleged father of a month old child. I am not on the birth certificate. I had filed a complaint for paternity and motion for genetics test last month. Recently, I received a letter stating that they can not proceed with the case until I fill out a financial affidavit. Is that necessary... Read more »

Narissa Juitt-Jackson
Narissa Juitt-Jackson answered on Nov 8, 2021

Yes, in any case involving children and/or family legal issues a Domestic Financial Affidavit is required.

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Q: In the state of Georgia, does the husband get better treatment if the wife files for divorce?

My estranged husband stated I should be the one to file divorce even though I didn't want a divorce, because if he files I'd be entitled to more support from him or something. Is this true?

Narissa Juitt-Jackson
Narissa Juitt-Jackson answered on Nov 2, 2021

It does not make a difference who files first in the divorce action, it does not mean one party will have preferential treatment over the other party.

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Q: Every time my sons mom gets mad she strips away my rights to see him, what can I do?

I have a girlfriend and she doesn't like that I am with somebody else, I've never brought my son around her and she is no danger to him, but every time my sons mom get mad she says I can't see my son and I don't know what to do about it I feel like I have no control over the... Read more »

Narissa Juitt-Jackson
Narissa Juitt-Jackson answered on Oct 19, 2021

In order for you to have any legal rights to your son, you will have to file a Petition for Legitimation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: What is O.C.G..A. Title 19-5-3 (13)

I have to answer this before the end of august

Narissa Juitt-Jackson
Narissa Juitt-Jackson answered on Aug 12, 2021

This is a Georgia state statute located in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated. This provision states the following

"(13) The marriage is irretrievably broken. Under no circumstances shall the court grant a divorce on this ground until not less than 30 days from the date of service...
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Q: Have a friend that is married and his wife is cheating she has another man living with her what can he do

She a restraining order against her husband he cant even see his kids while she has another man living in his home

Narissa Juitt-Jackson
Narissa Juitt-Jackson answered on Jul 12, 2021

I agree with my colleague. He should file for divorce and ask for parenting time. He must still abide by the conditions of his TPO. If he doesn't it could jeopardize his future parenting time.

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Q: Do I have to put the Petition Code on a divorce petition?
Narissa Juitt-Jackson
Narissa Juitt-Jackson answered on Jul 2, 2021

No, you just need to indicate that it is a divorce Petition and the statutory grounds for the divorce. A few examples are are irreconcilable differences, adultery, or cruel treatment. There are 13 total grounds for divorce.

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