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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can a previously closed court ordered cs case (closed by the mother), be reopened?

Previous case was court ordered. Closed by the mother to allow the father to obtain a better job, after verbal agreement was made for father to make payments on his own. After a year in a half of making payments on his own, the father just went back on the agreement and stopped making payments. Can... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Feb 1, 2023

The court order does not go away just because a child support payee closes a case with child support enforcement. The order is still valid and most likely the case can be reopened.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Plaintiff filed a motion of contempt saying I’m not complying with a parenting plan. Counterclaim has been filed. No res

Counterclaim has been filed and there’s no response to my counterclaim. The courts are giving the plaintiff 90 days to respond. Plaintiff already missed the 1st deadline to respond. Can I file something to before the 90 days are up to dismiss the case

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 20, 2023

You can't file a counterclaim in a contempt case. Having a case dismissed isn't as good as having a hearing and the Court finding you are not in contempt. Speak to an attorney about your options.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: can my wife leave me to live somewhere else and come take our camper we lived in next day while I’m gone all my stuff

We were married 15 yrs. Lived in the camper last 4 yrs. Took camper when I was not present with all my belongings in it left me homeless

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 12, 2023

Yes she is allowed to leave you. If the camper is marital property l, it belongs to both you so she can use it. She should not sell it or any if your belongings. You can file for divorce and ask for the property to be divided.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I get lawyer fees paid for by the other party if I win the case?

It is a domestics relation case. I have current litigation going on in California. And would like the other party to pay for my lawyer fees since she opened up a new case in her new home state.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 11, 2023

That is up to the judge, but possibly.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My ex wife who lives in Georgia opened up a civil action case against me. Myself and 3 children live in California.

We have a set hearing February 13th but have an open litigation case in California about child custody and UCCJEA. The children have been living with me since MAY 2021. I have multiple court orders from 3 different states that can prove this. What documents do I use to properly file in the Superior... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 11, 2023

You need to get an attorney to help you defend the case in Georgia.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex admitted to having a job and an business can I have my child support reduced. Griffin GA

I also have a child with autism and a pregnant wife I also have two other children with my wife can that help reduce my child support as I have to pay for everything in home including my visitation costs

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 30, 2022

It is possible that there might be a decrease. If your income has increased since the last order and / or your ex's income decreased, then the overall amount may not actually decrease. You need to consult with an attorney who can give advice based on your situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If you are convicted of cruelty to children 2 deg. would that stop you from getting guardianship of a family member
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 29, 2022

Yes, that can prevent a guardianship.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How long after my child is born does the father have to file for rights?

long story short my son is about 15 months old and his father has never paid child support or tried to help me out. He doesn’t visit him and the only way he sees him is if I drive him 8 hours to my home town (yes I have told him he can come visit, his reason is not being able to put miles on his... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 25, 2022

You need to ask a Kentucky lawyer. Laws are different state by state.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: A woman loses custody of her child, but maintains her parental rights. What are those parental rights?
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 19, 2022

This is a specific question that can't be answered in a vacuum. I am sure there are court orders involved, so an attorney would have to review all orders in order to advise what rights she has.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I filed for divorce in Troup County Ga. Did paperwork myself. My spouse didn’t sign and she is over her 45 days.what now
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 18, 2022

You can ask for a final trial. You may want to get an attorney to help you with the paperwork.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Good morning. I am currently seeking to divorce my wife but I live in Georgia and she lives in Florida.

I spoke with legal counsel this morning and they informed me that I should reach out to Florida attorneys as they have no jurisdiction and can’t serve her since she lives in Florida.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 15, 2022

The divorce can be filed in Georgia. If there are children and they live in Florida, you have to file in Florida.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My ex wife took me to court for content of child support . I got behind when I got sick with a heart problem

When I got sick I wasn't able to work . I went to child support recovery an showed them my paper work where I had to apply for disability I filed for a modification of child support was denied so still was suppose to pay $ 645 a month with no income at all . I was in am out of the hospital for... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 14, 2022

In a contempt case, you have to prove that you have exhausted all resources in order to avoid contempt. Your being able to work is not the only solution. Sometimes, people have to borrow money, take a loan from a bank, or sell assets in order to come up with the money.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: What can be done about the custodial parent that won't work, just wait around for child support payments?? Able-bodied.

Is there anything that can be done about the custodial parent that will not get a job? Her not working has my monthly payment sky high. She chooses to not work and get state assistance, living assistance, and child support...

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 14, 2022

No one can force her to work. You can file a modification and try to prove she is capable of earning more. Also, you have to fact in thr cost of child care if she were to work. You would have to contribute to that also.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My husband gets his legal benefits on January 1, 2023. He is acting very shady. Should I take action before then?

I left the home five months ago. He refuses to talk about the divorce or any division of property until after the holidays. But suddenly he wants to start paying the mortgage. And was quite adamant about it. What can he take from me? We are hardly high asset

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 14, 2022

I'm not sure what benefits he's getting, or what you're concerned about him taking from you, but no one can answer a specific question without reviewing your financial situation and assets and debts. Part of the divorce process is having your attorney review that information and then... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I have a question about being served divorce papers while being in a rehabilitation center and having no legal counsel

Or representation and having issues with being told that I were to pay child support and kids are in the custody of State and that I have no visitation rights how is these things possible when I wrote a letter notarized letter stating that I needed time to prepare for this civil matter while I was... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 11, 2022

The court is not required to wait until you are ready. You need to hire an attorney immediately to represent your interests. A letter isn't able to be used to stop or slow down the case.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Elder Law for Georgia on
Q: I am a widow, 84 yrs. old and I want to know if there is someway I can disown an adopted daughter, 56 yrs. of age.

She is currently incarcerated for elder abuse and several other charges, none of which have been waived. I can reveal more history as needed to receive an answer. I am writing this myself with no prompting from another person. I am totally independent, pay my own mortgage, bills, etcetera.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 3, 2022

You aren't required to talk to her or have any dealings with her. You can also write a will or estate plan excluding her if you wish.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can you legally move out at 17 in Georgia and not be made to go back.

My daughter was adopted 3 years ago she is now 17 she and the adopted mom don't get along because she refuses to allow my daughter any contact with me and she can be rude about it to my daughter. My daughter is trying to find out if she can legally leave from there and they can't make her... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 2, 2022

She isn't your daughter, legally. If you assist her in leaving the home, you can be charged with a felony.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: If i have full custody do i have to send our child with my ex for visitation if i think he is not of sound mind mentally

He has visitation rights every other weekend. He struggles with mental health and addiction problems and i feel as if sometimes he is not mentally where he needs to be to watch our daughter. Legally what are my rights as far as having to send her there if he is not acting sane ?

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 1, 2022

You can file a modification with the Court and the Court can decide if your ex is mentally fit

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: what is the legal definition of every other weekend

I have custody of my child. her mother gets her every other weekend. my sister gets visitation the 2nd weekend of the month. my child's mother says when the second weekend of the month falls on the mother's weekend it doesn't count as her weekend but when the 2nd weekend of the month... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Nov 30, 2022

Every other weekend is exactly what it sounds like. Numbered weekends are different. In order for an attorney to correctly interpret what your parenting plan says, you should set up a consultation so they can review the plan and give you advice based on what it says.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: When I am buying a house when I am separated but not divorced yet. Can the husband get the half?
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Nov 29, 2022

It will be marital property. Short answer: don't do it. Get divorced and then purchase a house.

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