Regina Irene Edwards' answer First, you always can ask for attorneys' fee from the first case within 45 days of the final order. Second, if the second case is on the same grounds as the first, you should be able to get it dismissed and your attorneys' fees back. Third, it sounds like you couldn't afford your attorney. You shouldn't have to mortgage your home and spend $100,000 on a custody case. That is absurd in my opinion. There are attorneys who handle cases on a flat fee or capped basis, so you don't spend a lot...
Regina Irene Edwards' answer Georgia retains jurisdiction over custody and child support orders until both parties leave the state. A Georgia court may choose to terminate its jurisdiction and transfer the case to Washington, depending on how long the children have lived there.
Regina Irene Edwards' answer I'm sorry this has happened to you. You will have to hire a new attorney to finalize the case. The new attorney would have to review the full file, as well as the emails in order to help.
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