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Q: Can a father take a child for voluntary DNA testing without the mother's consent?

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

If the mother is allowing you to see and have parenting time with the child, you can swab the child's cheek and have it tested. If the child is yours, then you can always file a legitimation suit to establish your parental rights to the child.

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Q: Can recordings of a conversation be proof of an affair in case of my husband in Georgia

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

They can, however the recording should have been made by one of the persons who were a party to the conversation. It would also depend upon where the people where when the conversation happened (e.g., one person in Illinois and one in Georgia at the time of the conversation).

If you placed...
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Q: HOW CAN i LEGALLY CHANGE MY NAME?

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

File a name change petition with the court in the county where you live.

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Q: Can a 17 year old and a 20 year old date?

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

Yes but the parents of the 17 year old have control and responsibility for the child until they reach 18, are married, or are otherwise emancipated.

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Q: I was charged with Simple Assault DV. I am the wife protecting myself. Do I need a Lawyer for court?

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

YES. Hire a criminal defense lawyer. If you cannot afford to retain one, then go to the public defender's office in your county and apply for assistance from a lawyer.

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Q: My son is 17 and 7 months. his mother kicked him out of the house. can she make him come home

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

She can, but as the father, can you not discuss this with her and get her consent for him to stay the additional 5 months?

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Q: At what age can a minor move from his parents home

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

18 unless he files a case to be emancipated. If the child moves prior to that, then the parent can file runaway charges against the child and the police will bring the child home, if he can be found.

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Q: Can a chid be considered deprived under the georigia law if the person taking care of the child not related by blood?

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

Yes, for a number of reasons. We would need additional information to respond in more detail.

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Q: Does the respondent have to fill out a separate domestic relations financial affidavit signed and give to Petitioner?

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

If you are not filing the case as an "uncontested" divorce with settlement agreements already in place at the time of filing, then yes.

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Q: What is the ga law on service of process for out of state residents/

I live in North Carolina. My children live with their father in GA. He filed a Petition to Modify Custody/Visitation. I was served on 12/7/2010 and court is on 12/21/2010. What GA rule specifies the time frame in which i am to respond or file and answer.

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

We would need additional information about the case to answer this, since service on a non-resident of GA can be done differently in different types of cases.

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Q: What evidence is required to prove adultery in a Georgia divorce case?

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

Circumstantial evidence can be used to prove adultery in Georgia.

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Q: If i was married while my son was born (with a different guy) what right does my sons father have?

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

You need to be more specific - which father? The biological father or your husband (who will be presumed to be the legal father)?

The biological father should file a legitimation case and ask for DNA to confirm paternity. Your husband has legal rights to the child until the biological father...
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Q: Can an exwife now enforce child support if exhusband has moved back in for 2 years?

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

Additional information is needed to properly answer your question, but generally speaking, she can. You have a defense against her claim for arrears, but until the court orders the support modified or addresses the arrears, in the court's eyes you are still in contempt.

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Q: Can you move out at 18 if you're still in high school?

I turn 18 in March and I graduate in May. Can I move out?

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

Yes.

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Q: Can i put a 17 year old out in georgia

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

No. You are responsible for your child until he or she turns 18, gets married, or is otherwise emancipated.

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Q: There is a girl who is saying she just had a baby and that it is mine, but she has refused a dna test. what should i do?

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

First register as the possible father with the putative father registry. Then file a legitimation petition and ask the court to order her to produce the child for DNA testing.

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Q: Ex filed for child sup modification in June -- STILL waiting for a trial date-- he hasn't paid anything since June.

Natalie Ann Green answered on Feb 4, 2011

File your own claim for contempt of court against him. Also go to child support enforcement and have a case opened with them for the arrears. He is less likely to pay until he has some harsh consequences for non-payment, which could include having his license suspended or being sent to jail until... Read more »

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