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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I will be filing for divorce from my husband here in Ga, can I file and move to Va.?
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Oct 1, 2022

You need to speak with an attorney about your situation. If you have minor children, moving may not be best. If you don't, it may be possible for you to file and move immediately.

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Q: I am 72 years, my husband is divorcing me. How can I make him sign a LOAN MODIFICATION my mortgage bank I approved.

husband had a stroke in 2018 he has never been the same. I know that his mental capacity has changed because of this. I will lose my home. He has said he doesn't care. I will lose everything I have invested in this home. He now lives with his son . What can I do so the bank will approve the... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 30, 2022

You can't make him sign anything. You can request from the divorce court the ability to modify the loan.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What is the legal definition of "extra curricular activities "?
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 29, 2022

Examples of extracurricular activities are piano lessons, sports, choir, band, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Can my spouse drop me from his insurance? I have Stage IV breast cancer & he threatens to if I don’t do what he demands.

I need to know if he Can do this because I’m in treatment & he has done this ever since we found out about the reoccurrence in my bones last holiday season. I’ve been back in treatment since then & this is constant. I can’t argue with him in case he actually does this. Thanks

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 25, 2022

The court cannot interfere in a marriage unless someone files for divorce or separation. So, he can take you off his insurance. The fact that he had threatened to do that while you are battling this illness probably tells you what should happen next. You should speak to an attorney immediately... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can my spouse throw away my things while “cleaning” the bedroom or garage?

No one has filed for divorce yet and we have no children.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 25, 2022

Yes. Courts don't interfere in marriages unless a divorce or separation case has been filed.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: both parties agree on change to custody and financial agreement of children. what needs to happen to be legally binding.

is there a form that cam just be filled out and signed by judge?

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 24, 2022

There isn't one form. There are 6 different documents that need to be filed in order For this to be done correctly. You definitely want to hire an attorney to handle this, because if it is not done correctly, it could be more costly later o

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Should I still follows custody agreement if other parent not allowing me to know where my son will be staying?
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 24, 2022

You have to follow the court order. If the other party isn't, you can file for contempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Do I have to answer to interrogatories without a lawyer ?
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 23, 2022

Yes, you do.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I was divorced 10/12/2018 (divorce decree) We were married 31 yrs. I received alimony, I am not sure when it ends

We were married in Pgh and divorced in Pa. My Ex is a Pilot with AA , he keeps saying it’s almost done, and other things to worry me, I thought alimony ended after 7 yrs . How do I find out?

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 23, 2022

You have to get a copy of your divorce decree and / or settlement and it will tell you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: In a domestic relations standing order, it is signed by 5 judges but no file number and I wasn’t even aware of the paper

It’s stapled to a contempt of court filing for visitation . The petitioner is the other grandparent and the joint custody order is not even with her but her son. How is it that there is a domestic relations standing order that I never was made aware of?

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 19, 2022

A standing order means that it applies to all cases filed in that county. If it was stapled to the petition, that means you are being made aware of it. It applies from the date you were served.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: What can I do about my husband legally being named the father on the birth certificate and a child's last name changed?

My daughter's biological father who has never been in her life passed away. She's never met him been around him for been involved with him ever. My husband has taking care of her since before she was even born. I would like for the biological's name to be removed and my... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 15, 2022

Your husband can apply to adopt your child.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: In the State of Georgia, what jurisdiction does the family court have over dependent adults?

Child turning 18 yrs. of age and still in High School.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 15, 2022

None regarding parenting time. Child support and expenses until the end date.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Do spouses have fiduciary duties to one another in Georgia? Do the same rules apply during marriage as in the divorce?

in case spouse is hiding assets.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 13, 2022

There aren't really rules when married. If you think a spouse is hiding assets, you can't force them to disclose unless or until you file for divorce.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can and opposing attorney bring up reasons not listed in a petition for custody hearing?

If a petitioner says their reasoning is for a specific thing, can they bring up other evidence not listed in their petition during a hearing.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 12, 2022

Yes, they can bring up anything that is related to the best interest of the child.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Do I have to put my address on my divorce papers if I do not want my spouse to know my current address out of fear?

Can my address be redacted? I do not want my spouse to know where I am living out of fear he may cause me harm if he knows my address. I have not seen nor talked to him in 4 years and will be filing with publication.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 31, 2022

He has to be able to have an address to answer the complaint if he sees it and send to you. You can use a PO Box for the Summons and you don't have to lost your address on the petition.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Collections and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: if I bought something under someone's else line of credit but I paid for it. Can I take it when I move out?

I am getting divorced. I want to take the air conditioner but they are refusing because it was bought under their credit but I paid for it in full. Would I be legally allowed to take the item?

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 30, 2022

This is personal property that is marital property and must be determine in the terms of your divorce, either by agreement or by a judge's order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I Have Heard That A Man Does Not Have To Pay Child Support If He Had Multiple Chicken By Multiple Women. Is This True?

Please forgive my WORD PREDICTION. I'm quite certain I typed CHILDREN Instead of CHICKEN.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 28, 2022

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex-wife told the court that she was going to move farther away from where she was living.

I did not get joint custody but visitation. I wanted joint custody but it was not feasible. She never moved. I pay a good amount in child support and I was paying part of day care. As of a year ago I pay the same amount to her even though he no longer is in daycare. I make about $200 dollars... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 22, 2022

You need a modification of custody in child support. Even though you mentioned you do not have a lot of money for the case, a reasonable budget for an hourly attorneys is at least $10,000 - $15,000 for this type of case.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Military Law for Georgia on
Q: Do i pay alimony still if a judge say it starts Oct 1st. But the money will be coming from my military retirement pay.

Which it will take 2-3 months to kick in. Do I have to pay alimony the in between time? Or she can wait? Also, what wording can I use to just have them wait until military pay's them directly?

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 17, 2022

October 1st means October 1st. She doesn't have to wait.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: If one spouse is incarcerated and she is the one who filed for divorce, how can she bypass the final hearing?

Her spouse has answered the filing and the final hearing is scheduled for September 12th. She is however incarcerated so she can't attend. The courts will not offer any instruction and everything I have read states an attorney must file the motion requesting she not be required to attend? Is... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 17, 2022

She needs an attorney. If the case has been set for a hearing, and she does not appear, the divorce case will be dismissed. Some counties will not allow for a divorce to be finalized unless an attorney files a specific motion and affidavit.

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