Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In

Questions Answered by Regina Irene Edwards

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Constitutional Law for Georgia on

Q: What is considered as suitable housing for children.

I was told to obtain housing and be stable well i have its small but ive been here almost a year. And if suitable for a temporary solution until the kids are back with me and then i could and plan to move into a larger home. I just wanted to show stability. To courts.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 26, 2019

That answer depends on a variety of factors. How many children there are, their ages, if they have special needs, etc. The size is less important than cleanliness and a history of rent and bills being paid on time. But in general, all children should have a clean, safe bed to sleep in and the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on

Q: Does a child molester have right to see child after 13 years

13 year old daughters father is a child molester and hasn’t seen her in 13 years. What are my right from keeping him from her?

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 24, 2019

You need to talk to an attorney about your situation. As Ms. McGill noted, if there is no custody order in place, you don't have to allow him to see her. If there is, you need to talk to an attorney about revising the order.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on

Q: Child support matter

I have 3 kids ages 18 16 and 11 the one 18 fixing to emancipate but I was told by friends it doesn’t matter my child support payments will stay the same until my last child graduate is that true? It been 3 years do you think I need to go for a review

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 22, 2019

If your child support is not a per child order, the amount doesn't change unless you modify it. You should consult a family law attorney to see if you would be likely to get a decrease.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: What would be affirmative defenses when responding to a complaint for modification of custody?

My son's father currently has every other weekend visitation. I informed him I am moving from Georgia to Florida to be closer to family and he is now trying to petition for full custody. He was not even in our son's life until after he was two and since then worked his way through a visitation... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 22, 2019

This is not a question that can be answered without looking at the complaint. Nor should you be attempting to answer the lawsuit without an attorney. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney about your options.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: How can I get my daughter for the summer if my ex wife say no? I have joint custody with visitation.

I live in Dallas. I’m willing to go get her and take her home or buy a plane ticket. She live in Columbus GA. The court order is from Muscogee Co

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 21, 2019

Your parenting plan should dictate what the summer parenting time is.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: How do I get rights to my ex girlfriends child without her giving up her rights and I'm a female also

The child's father has never seen him nor wants anything to do with him also been in jail every since before he was born

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 21, 2019

You can consult an attorney about an adoption.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: I have an active case with DCSS in GA can I still file child abandonment against the NCP.

Over 6 yrs no contact with our children, more than $20,000 in arrears, over 90 days no payments.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 20, 2019

Yes, you can file for child abandonment. You should also contact a private attorney to see if they can help.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: Georgia, divorce filed, no court order, mother takes son 18 mo, denies father any contact, 2weeks so far, is this legal?

Additionally, mother takes child on dates with the man she has and is having an affair with. Acts as a couple in front of child, hugging and kissing.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 20, 2019

It's legal, but it's not right. Until there is a court order both parties have equal rights to the child and the parties have to work it out on their own. Talk to an attorney about asking for a hearing to address parenting time and custody.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on

Q: My child graduates high school on Thursday do i have to make a child support payment on Friday? I am not behind.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 18, 2019

If your client is only 17, then child support ends at 17. If your child is 18, then Friday's payment should be your last payment as long as the court order states that that is when support ends.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: My daughter’s daughter's father took her daughter and will not give her back. They are in the state of Georgia and unwed

He had had her every since Christmas.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 18, 2019

Consult a family law attorney who can advise you of your options. There isn't enough information to give you specific advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: Can grandparents get custody of a grandchild if the grandchild has not been legitimized by the unmarried father in Geor?

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 17, 2019

The short answer is yes, but it is a fairly high legal standard and complicated process, so you need to consult with an experienced family law attorney immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: What happens next when the mother does not want to sign custody papers that have been agreed upon by both lawyers?

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 17, 2019

You should ask your current attorney this question.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on

Q: After judge signs final divorce and sets child support payment through the court how long does it normally take

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.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 16, 2019

The child supp rot should have started immediately. She needs to see an attorney as soon as possible to file for contempt.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on

Q: My son’s last day of high school is May 22nd but his graduation is on May 24th

I pay child support bi weekly until he graduates since his last day of school is May 22nd And his graduation is may 24th do we go by his actually graduation date or last day of school? Bc that would determine if I need to make the child support payment or not.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 15, 2019

Pay the child support.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on

Q: how many month separate need for divorce in Georgia Mcdonough

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 15, 2019

There is no time requirement for separation.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on

Q: Divorce contempt definition of does not wish to sanction him at this time means?

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 14, 2019

You need to consult with an attorney who can read the entire order to tell you what it means.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on

Q: Mother, living in PR, does not want to allow daughter 14 to travel for visitation because father has moved from FL to GA

Visitation agreement already authorizes her to travel outside of PR to FL which is where she would travel to. Can he simply amend his address for the court file?

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 13, 2019

This is a very specific question that can only be answered after review of the current parenting plan. You need to consult with an attorney about your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: A divorce petition filed and served, can on parent abscond with their child and prevent the other parent from seeing him

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 12, 2019

That should not happen, even before a divorce being filed. If there is a standing order that was filed and served, then the other parent might be in contempt for violating it.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on

Q: Are there any family law attorneys that will accept payments to hire instead of a huge retainer?

Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 10, 2019

Possibly. Attorneys are like any other service provider. Sometimes you get what you pay for. If cost is your only concern, you could end up with less expertise than you need. Some attorneys, including myself, charge flat fees, so while the fees aren't cheap, they are at least predictable so you... Read more »

View More Answers

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.