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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: The defendant in my case has been granted a continuance to an unknown date next year, how can I get a faster court date?

This is for Family Court. I filed a motion for contempt due to the defendant blocking all contact and communication from our children. They have since obtained a lawyer and has been granted a continuance. Is there a way to get the continuance dismissed or a faster court date, being as it involves... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 18, 2020

The continuance was already granted so it can't be undone. You need to speak to an attorney who can assist you with obtaining a prompt hearing.

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can i filled for divorce with a open Paternity/Legitimation case open?
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 18, 2020

Yes, you can.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Hi, in 2016 I was arrested and sentenced to prison. While incarcerated the father decides to fight and won custody of

our child. I got out April of this year and he's now wanting to return custody. How do I go about doing this?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 18, 2020

Hire an attorney to draw up the uncontested custody modification paperwork.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Is after school care at my son's school covered by child support?

We both utilize the after school program at his school. I pay his mother child support and she is telling me that my child support payments don't cover ASP when he stays with me and I need to pay for those days. Do I, or is it covered by my child support?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 17, 2020

Your child support order will tell you. If it doesn't obligate you to pay, you don't have to. However, it does seem logical that you would pay on your days as a nice gesture.

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Q: If I am remarried and we have a child together can I have my child support lowered from my previous marriage?
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 17, 2020

You can try. Sometimes, if your income has gone up, or the other party's has gone down, there may not be much of a change in support.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I am a nurse, and have been married to a disabled veteran for 7 months. I quit my job to become my husband's sole care

taker. As time goes by, I have uncovered many lies, morally and financially, that I have been told. I am seeking a divorce. We have no children together. We live in a home that was purchased after we got married but, the home is in his name only. Since I am currently unemployed, I cannot afford an... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 16, 2020

You will not get alimony after a 7 month marriage to a disabled man.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex petitioned for mod'n of custody, cs and visitation. I can't afford an attorney. How do I respond?

My ex petitioned for modification of custody, cs and visitation. I can't afford an attorney. How do I respond?

He has an attorney and wherewithal to pursue. Cs has rarely been paid in 6 years. I can't afford an attorney and don't know how to proceed without representation.... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 15, 2020

You can't ask the judge's office for advice. You have to file a response in order to avoid a default.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can I legally move out at 17 in Georgia? My Guardians won’t let me leave but I want to live with my mom.

One of my guardians lies a lot and is very manipulative of people. They have always been verbally, emotionally, and mentally abusive towards me. I’ve been told I can by a few people I know because they’ve done it before but I want to make sure it’s still legal.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 15, 2020

You have to stay with the legal guardians until you are 18.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My "alleged child" and her mother are in PR and she is refusing me a DNA test and rights to my child. HELP?

My ex-girlfriend and I are no longer together due to her aggressive behavior. 3 months before our "child" was born she fled back to Puerto Rico to give birth after she was arrested for domestic violence and fraud charges. She is now refusing to give me a DNA test or let me see the child... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 14, 2020

Hire an attorney in Puerto Rico who can help you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I was ordered in a Ga court to pay child support for my 12 year old but my ex has fleed the state and gone into hiding.

Is my ex violating the order and can the be held accountable and isn't any child support that's accumulated actually by law waived because they aren't locateable

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 14, 2020

The child support will not be waived. You should pay the support into an account and not touch it so there will not be an arrears later.

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Q: Can you serve a defendants attorney their court papers instead of the defendant in SC regarding visitation?

I served the attorney of my Child's mother paperwork in lieu of them since she asked me to send it her.I used public safety to deliver it,was that legal?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 12, 2020

Any new case must be served on the client, not the attorney. The attorney can consent to service if they choose.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: How can you get the parent off of the birth certificate if its been 5 years abandonment ?

legally the father had is name changed around the time my son was born but he never changed it on his license so he signed the birth certificate using his old name. Can the birth certificate be voided because thats a legal document that he purposely lied on. I don't want to go to court but I... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 11, 2020

You can't take a father off the birth certificate. You can apply to the court for a name change for your son.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Defendant burnt home down at 4 am while children and I were sleeping how can he take me to court for full custody on

Grounds that I did not give notice of move when I immediately had a restraining order against him. He has been indicated on charges.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 10, 2020

No, he will not get custody because of lack of notice of move with these facts. If you do get served with a case, please call us.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Hi. I have a question about an order that was in place in until 2006 or 2007 that halted After terminal cancer diagnosis

He wasnt expected to live past a year and never willingly paid CS anyway. Losing his license, jail time, garnished wages etc. surmounted in arrears. Well, he recovered miraculously and has been in remission since, and ended up in prison after drug addiction turned to crime. Now he has a good job,... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 10, 2020

Yes, you can collect the back child support.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can a judge in Ga honor any agreement my soon to be ex and I agreed on and write it out on the divorce paper?

My soon to be ex agrees to pay more amount of child support than what Ga child support calculator indicates and longer terms (beyond age 18 of our children) in exchange of splitting his retirement pension. My question is can judge honor what we agreed on the child support terms and make it final on... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 10, 2020

You absolutely need to hire an attorney to help you. If it is not correctly, you can give up pension rights, and then he can later modify the child support. In short, this is not a good idea.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: How can mutual child custody be done for parents living international i.e one parent in the US and other in Canada

Child living with dad in the US and ex living in Canada. We both have laid out the terms but just need to complete officially without trial or spending the money except court fees.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 9, 2020

Your situation is so specific, you're not going to find a form online that will work for you. If the case is uncontested, hire an attorney who can ensure it's done correctly. Trying to do an international parenting plan on your own is a little like getting on YouTube and searching for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: During my divorce the judge states father doesn't pay child support. Mother get paid from the state for the child

Who was adopted. The mother is trying to get double pay for the child. Is that legal?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 8, 2020

If the Father doesn't have custody, he should be paying child support.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Will a large settlement from a previous employer last year be calculated in child support?

Ex is filing for modification. She also received a large monetary settlement within the past 12 months because she claims she was unjustly fired. The amount was undisclosed to the public, Will the judge consider this amount?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 8, 2020

It's possible it will be included, as the settlement was likely meant to replace income.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: I read that once you turn 14 in Georgia you can decide what parent you want to live with is this true?

My birthday is in January and i want to live with my father what information will be needed and what tasks will need to be completeed he also lives in Georgia

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 8, 2020

Your father needs to contact an attorney to get advice about filing a custody cases. Some 14 year old elections are granted, some are not.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: I am 13 and i dont want to live with my mother and her boyfriend

I want to live with my dad because my mom's boyfriend verbally abuses me and i have witnesses and he does it front of our home camera whatv happens if i run away to my dad's house.He also brags about beating me to his friends on the game and calls me dumb a** ,stupid and sometimes retarded

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 8, 2020

Your dad needs to contact an attorney.

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