If the divorce is filed here in Georgia, you normally have 30 days from the date of service to file an answer. To get a better understanding of what is going on, you should at least have a consultation with a divorce lawyer near you. If the divorce was filed in another state, you should contact a...View More
My daughter says she has not received any child support from the children's father and it’s been a year. He worked in Georgia for a while and transferred with a company to Alabama. She doesn’t work and I am doing all I can to support them and myself.
Typically, the father is supposed to start making payments to the mother on a monthly basis immediately following the Court order. She has two choices at this point. Hire an attorney for file for contempt, or go to child support services. With child support services, Georgia will transfer it to...View More
I have raised my four children for two years on my own with no support. One year ago he started getting them every other weekend. (He walked out and moved in with a girlfriend he cheated with two years ago.) They visit with him where he lives with her.
Now he is asking for joint custody (we... View More
Based on the limited facts you just shared, it does not sound like he has a strong case on any of his requests. The statute that guides the Court in deciding parenting time and custody is OCGA 19-9-3. Here is a link - https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-19/chapter-9/article-1/19-9-3...View More
In some situations, you may be able to handle a case on your own with the assistance of legal counsel through divorce coaching or 'ala-carte' legal services. To understand what this might look like, you can listen to this podcast episode -...View More
I have talked to a lawyer, they told me that I could represent myself in court, but they didnt go into full detail on how to do it. And so I went to the court house to file a petition with the judge, and when I went up there they told me they couldnt really tell me anything because of it being... View More
Representing yourself in Court is possible. The Court cannot give you legal advice, however. What you should consider is having a lawyer coach. You just meet with him or her on an as-needed basis. To get an idea of what this might look like, listen to our podcast, Episode 109 - How to Get...View More
If the father never legitimated, he has no legal rights. A lawyer cannot change that. Only a Judge can issue an Order Legitimizing your son. You should be able to pick up your son. If DFCS is involved, let them know your side of the story. Unless there is something else going on, I am not sure...View More
If you already have primary custody, I am not sure there is anything to gain by going back to court concerning the new wife. If he is disparaging you to your son and your agreement has an anti-disparagement clause (anti-'badmouthing' clause), you could bring a Contempt of Court action....View More
I am in the middle of a divorce. My soon to be ex’s sister has called me & left a voicemail threatening to come to my residence and implied that she’d take physical action against me via voicemail & text. My ex has continually had people contact me for her since i have blocked her... View More
Here are a few things to do. If you are represented, have your lawyer reach out to your ex's lawyer about this and ask for it to stop or you will seek other remedies. If your ex is using her sister and others to harass you, it could be considered a violation of the non-harassment provision...View More
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.