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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can you get a divorce for free? I've been separated from the husband for over 7 years

Been separated for 7+ years. Custody and child support are not an issue. We both want a divorce and to remarry. Divorce would be from Tennessee

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 6, 2021

Divorce is not free. There is a filing fee for each case. If you want to file without an attorney, you can do that, but there is a fee to file, which varies depending on which county you are in.

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4 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I was needing to find out what I needed to do because my wife ran out 5 months ago and I want to file for divorce.

There are no kids involved only thing I have is my house that's been in my name and a car thats in both our names But she doesn't want neither one. Also she went to a different stateShe left with no warning She doesn't even want to work on it And neither do I

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 3, 2021

You can file the divorce here in Georgia and the case will proceed. You can either reach an agreement or the judge will decide the division of assets and debts.

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: What if a minor (16) runs to your home and is from an abusive home seeking safety?

Specifically, mental abuse. A lot of insults, and not allowing the child to have friends or a love life (child is 16). Punishments for unusual things like accidentally making a mess with food.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 3, 2021

You could expose yourself to being arrested for interference with custody if you take in a minor with permission of the parents. If the child needs help, you can contact authorities in your area who can investigate.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I am trying to get advice on my divorce/custody case. I tried the Columbus number but need an extension. Can I get a ex?

Also, my husband just took my daughter to his parents without my consent. Is that legal?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 3, 2021

Both of you have equal rights, so he is allowed to take your daughter to see her grandparents.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My ex moved to TX. My daughter is supposed to live with him but been with me 2yrs. Does she have to go back

She 14 in aug.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 3, 2021

You have to follow the court order unless and until it's changed. You can file a modification to formally change the custody arrangments.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Could someone help me find a pro bono lawyer in augusta,ga
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 3, 2021

Most attorneys don't work pro bono unless it's a case referred by an agency. You cna reach out to legal aid in your area to see if you qualify.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Do I have a case under the equitable caregiver statute?

I have no biological ties to a child that I have cared for since her birth 11 years ago. Her mother has decided that she wants to remove her from my life? Do I have a case for visitation if I have proof that I have been providing care for all these years?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 30, 2021

This law is a relatively new law. You need to speak to an attorney about your specific situation and get advice.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: my sons dad has a support order against him since 2005, what can i do to proceed enforcement action thru child support?

child support barely does anything. he owes $21,241.50 in back child support & would only pay to reinstate his license when he has to go to court. when he is arrested on other charges they hold him till he pays a certain amount. but now getting him served papers hasn't been successful. he... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 29, 2021

You don't have to go through child support enforcement. You can hire a private attorney to file for contempt.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Court ordered sale of home after contempt. Ex-spouse want sign with realtor. Do I have to file another contempt case?

Contempt case was a money judgement that was suppose to come from sale of home. Ex-spouse doesn't want to sign with realtor without listing home at unobtainable sale price and doesn't want the price to be drop in a timely manner. Do I have to file another contempt case or is the first... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 29, 2021

No one can answer this question without reviewing your contempt order and the original divorce order. You can consult with an attorney about your options.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I was divorced about six years ago but the marital home remains in my name what can In do?

Ex remarried and he and his present wife live in this home.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 29, 2021

That depends on what your divorce decree says. If the final order doesn't require the house out of your name, you are stuck.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can my 18 year old stay with me or does she have to stay with ex?

Custody determined while she was a minor. Still in High School. She does not want to live with her mother. Update + Do I still have to pay child support?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 29, 2021

The 18 year old is an adult and can choose where she lives.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My wife is asking me to pay her $1250 in Alimony and sign a NC Quickclaim Deed do I need to pay her alimony

we are both retired 100% disabled veterans I live in Columbus GA and she lives in Fayetteville NC she has 3 houses that she owns and 1 that we are both signed for ... I lost my left leg in 2018 and now live alone here in Columbus on Ft Benning we have been married since 1979 we devorced in 2005... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 28, 2021

Alimony is based upon a variety of factors. If your income is far greater than hers, then she may have a claim for alimony. Speak to an attorney who can give you advice after hearing all the facts.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: How would my son get a probono lawyer to help him in his divorce case.
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 23, 2021

Unless he is a victim of domestic violence, and very low income, it is unlikely he will qualify for pro bono legal assistance. He can contact Atlanta Legal Aid or Georgia Legal Services to try to qualify.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My wife and I are moving out of an abusive household with her step father and he will not let us leave peacefully.

He will not let us leave and believes that he is the "patarch” of the house and what he says goes. He has threatened to shoot my wife multiply times and he thinks it’s a joke what can I do because now we are leaving and he will not let us leave

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 23, 2021

If you are being threatened, call the police. If you are an adult, you are allowed to leave.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I was served w/ an “Emergency Motion for Downward Modification of Child Support” Do I have 30 days to respond w/ answer

30 days to respond? Or less because the motion was labeled as “emergency”?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 23, 2021

You should contact an attorney about responding as soon as possible.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: How to divorce your incarcerated spouse in a different state than the one you reside in?

My husband has been in and out of prison since January 2014. For drug charges, felon with possession of a firearm, he had several identification cards for different people, Stolen vehicle... i live in Georgia since January 2019. Our 2 children are 14 and 7. I want a divorce and the TDCJ says he... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 22, 2021

If he was served with a Georgia divorce, you can move forward with a final trial.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: I’ve been trying for over 6 months to get a notarized paper from my husband to began divorce proceedings. The statement

The statement is to verify that we have worked out bills and what not amongst each other. Could I file without that statement?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 20, 2021

You don't need him to sign anything to start divorce proceedings. You can just file and have him served.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: What template should i use to file for joint custody of 2 kids between my ex and i? We're in agreement.

Shes recently been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and in chemo, radiation and has failing kidneys. She wants this done as well as a will immediately and as cheap as possible. So were trying to file this ourselves.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 18, 2021

There is no template. You should hire an attorney to handle the uncontested modification to make sure it's done correctly.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Would a "Will" help me to make my parents sole custody of my special needs child automatically?

The father and I never married. He only signed an Acknowledgment of Paternity, but he never had my son legitimized. Would that give me the right to decide who is best for my special needs son? If not, what steps do I need to take? I could bring any proof, if needed on why my parents would be best... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 18, 2021

No, you can't will a child to another person. Even if you have a document expressing your wishes, the father may attempt to legitimate at that time and ask for custody. The court determines what's in the child's best interest. Your parents will have to present evidence that the... Read more »

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