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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My child support case said it was denied and that a case already existed on $tars? What does this mean
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 28, 2022

It means there is already a child support case open.

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Q: Husband abandoned our car (in his name only) and the family over a year ago. Do I have any rights to it, Can I sell it?

I found the car not too long ago abandoned, just as he abandoned the family. He is an alcoholic with many DUI's and domestic charges. He won't be driving anytime soon. Plus I am being told he moved out of state. I need money, he has not paid any child support. I have our marriage... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 23, 2022

You can only sell a car if it is titled in your name. If it isn't, then a divorce court will have to award you the car prior to you selling it.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Is it true that I will have to sell my house if I purchased it before marriage, I’ve paid the mortgage for 15 years

Is it true that I will have to sell my house if I purchased it before marriage, I’ve paid the mortgage for 15 years with no help , I added him to my deed upon getting married , we have a child that’s in college… can I keep my property?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 23, 2022

It is not a foregone conclusion that you will have to sell your house. Refinancing may be an option, or an exchange of other marital assets in lieu of accumulated equity. You need to speak to an attorney who will be able to look at exact numbers so they can give you specific advice.

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Q: My childrens dad just got a new job.How long do he has to work for me to file a modification for change in income ?

When he had no job they set child support amount at $100 but now he’s at a job that pays $15 per hour , how long does he has to work before I can file for a increase in child support.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 20, 2022

There is no set timeframe. You can file for a modification immediately if you wish.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I file for abandonment if father has refused to talk to or visit with his child for over a year.

We share two children. Father does pay child support, but refuses to communicate with one child but sees the other every other weekend.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 19, 2022

No, the court can't make him be a good father. He can only be required to pay support, which is what he is doing.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How to pursue past due expenditures related to no child support in 9 months, while waiting for divorce to be finalized?

I have been waiting for my husband to provide his check subs and sign the divorce documents for overstate vorce documents for over 6 months now. He has not provided any support for his children since may 2021. I would like to know how to proceed with pursuing past due expenditures for the last 9... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 14, 2022

As long as he's not paying you, he has no incentive to sign. You can file for divorce, ask for a hearing for child support going forward as well as reimbursement for past expenses. Speak to an experienced family law attorney about your case.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My wife gained physical/legal custody of her children at final divorce hearing with her ex, can I adopt her kids?

The father has been incarcerated before and found in contempt of court, doesn’t pay child support etc. We were recently married, currently live in TX but court hearing was in Georgia, she wants me to adopt but the biological father (her ex husband) will likely not want me to be able to adopt.... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 12, 2022

You can file a contested adoption. You need to speak with an experienced adoption attorney who can handle this.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My husband received 100K from his Stepfather in form of a publicly traded company stock.

Originally it was owed by his Father. When he died it went to his Mother and when she died it went to his Stepfather. My husband didn’t get along with his Stepfather so I was surprised when his Stepfather gave him stock. Now that my husband and I are divorcing, is the 100K considered... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 10, 2022

No one can give you an exact answer, but it is possible that the money was converted to marital property when it was placed into the joint account. Speak with an attorney about your case so they can review your documents and give you specific advice.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Going through a divorce after 13 years of marriage. The house is in both of our names. I got angry and kicked a hole

In the wall.. he's trying to tell me I can't have the house because of it and that the judge will make me leave. Is that true

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 10, 2022

The hold is not relevant to division of property. However, there may be cause for a restraining order and removal if violence is occurring. Speak to an attorney now about your options.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: How to navigate spouse and lawyer delaying divorce process? No children support in 9 months.

My lawyers have been asking my spouse, with whom I am separated from for his check stubs to complete the docs for Divorce and child support since July 2021. Received start of Dece. Waited one month for spouse to sign docs and wanted changes. Now have to wait again. What can be done to move Divorce... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 6, 2022

You don't have to wait for him to sign. You can file for divorce and ask for a hearing immediately for him to pay child support.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My husband went to prison and he gave me care of our grandson with a notarized paper and he has gotten out

Do I still have care of him and what can I do, my grandson is 17

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 5, 2022

Your notarized paper may not be a valid document. You need to speak with an attorney about obtaining a formal custody order.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: In Georgia what are unwed fathers rights if name is on birth certificate and parents split
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 5, 2022

An unmarried father has no rights to custody or parenting time until he files and goes through the court legitimation process. He is still required to pay child support, however.

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Q: Divorced in 2007 need to file a QDRO was told Dekalb Co. pension will not accept the QDRO form. Is that true.

Was told they do not accept the QDRO that I will have to wait until my ex spouse retires and that he himself will give me whatever money is coming to me, That doesn't sound right I need help.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 4, 2022

It may be right. There are some government retirement accounts that are not divisible. The spouse has to voluntarily pay upon retirement. This is something that should have been accounted for in your divorce order or agreement.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Me and my husband own a house he signed his name first does this mean if I divorce him I will loose my house

Due to constant mental stress and verbal abuse I want him out of my life. There are no kids in the home

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 3, 2022

Who signs first is not relevant. It may still be considered marital property and the court will divide it fairly.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Is my ex spouse allowed on my property after divorce has been finalized and I am refinancing the home?

Divorce has been finalized and I was awarded the home and given 6 months to refinance the home and have to pay ex spouse monthly mortgage until the home has been refinanced. The judge ordered him to leave the home and take all belongings giving him 30 days. 30 days has passed and he still wants to... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 3, 2022

You should not call the police over a minor issue. If you don't want him in the house, tell him to come by at a certain time and date and everything will be left in the driveway for him to take. Technically, he may not have the right to get anything if it's been past 30 days, but it... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can I be divorced when I never was served or signed and shared child was born before marriage
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Dec 31, 2021

It's possible. Sometimes a divorce can be granted by publication. Speak with an attorney who can look up your case and review.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: PLANTIFF IN DIVORCE IS NOW STALLING IT.

The wife's attorney and her have stalled the divorce.

No Minor Children/ Assetts. Wife filed divorce. Husband's attorney did Answer.

The husband wants it done and over. What can his Attorney do about this?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Dec 27, 2021

His attorney can set the case for trial.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: I live in Georgia. I want to know about propert division in a fault divorce. If I am a victim of Domestic violence.

Will I be able to keep the home? Or get a greater share? Will my spouse have to move out. I also dont want to uproot my son. The house is paid in full. Also will I get full custody of my son?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Dec 22, 2021

You need to have a consultation with an attorney. Each case varies based on income, assets of the parties, history of caretaking of the child and other factors. Once more information about those is known, an attorney can give you advice.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Hello I’ve had my grandson almost all of his 7 years how can I get custody

His parents are homeless living from hotel to hotel his mother doesn’t want the responsibility and the supposed to be father hasn’t been there for him

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

Speak with an attorney about filing for custody in court. Both parents will have to be served with the lawsuit.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How do I file a divorce in GA if I have an existing child support case in FL? GA requires a child support worksheet.

I am trying to initiate a divorce in Georgia. They require a child support order be in place. However I already pay an existing child support case that is active in Florida.

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

You can file a divorce case in Georgia without a worksheet. It's possible to keep the same Florida support order. Speak to an attorney about your options.

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