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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Went through a divorce mediation and was not shown assessment letters from my oldest children’s therapists by my lawyer.

Because he assumed I had seen them which I had not cause one of their grandmothers had picked them up and brought them to the lawyers office. The letters detailed the things they are suffering from especially my oldest daughter. I knew something had happened between the three of them but I had no... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Feb 25, 2021

You can try to contest it, but it will likely not work. If you attorney had documents and you didn't review them before mediation, that isn't a reason why the agreement shouldn't stand.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My divorce has been final for a year and a half. Can my ex subpoena my financials to reduce child support?
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Feb 25, 2021

No unless a new modification case is pending.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: My boyfriend has been charged with battery. He wants me to recant. Will I get in trouble? Dcf is involved too.

It’s a second domestic battery charge. He wants me to recant and or tell them I just made it up and it’s not true. DCF is involved. Which is a whole different monster. Can my kids be taken away if I we recant or tell them I lied? Or what consequences could I face? They have photos and statements.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Feb 17, 2021

If domestic violence occurred, recanting will not help. DFCS might see this as you unwilling to protect your children from an abusive household. It sounds like the abuse occurred and you ist don't want him to get into trouble for it. However, you need to worry about your safety and your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I signed a divorce mediation agreement and my lawyer didn’t show me letters from my children’s therapist that showed the

Amount of trauma they had suffered at the hands of my wife, their adopted mother. After the mediation I spoke with the therapist and learned that my oldest daughter has trauma that is very close to ptsd at 15 years old. My lawyer says this isn’t something that I can now bring to the judge and... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Feb 12, 2021

You can try to set aside the agreement. However, this is investigation that it seems like could have been done prior to reaching an agreement, so the court may not set it aside if you didn't do your due diligence in advance.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: What do i do if i do not know my wife's address to send divorce papers.

We have a son together that she has made no effort to contact since middle of Sept 2020. We habe been separated for a year. I got him due to her using drugs right after the separation. I know that most likely an attorney will have to get involved. Id just like to know the quickest way to get this... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Feb 9, 2021

If you don't have her address, there is not a quick way to get it done. An attorney can file an emergency hearing, but she must be served. An attorney can help you determine the best way to accomplish that. You may need to hire a private investigator to find her.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: If a country jail releases someone that is a illegal and they commit murdered my mother the next day can I sue them

It was my mother who was murder

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Feb 5, 2021

There is no such person as an "illegal." A jail is not responsible for the actions of an undocumented person who may commit crimes after their release. Same for a citizen.

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Do I need to file for a temporary custody order if I am trying to leave my husband but both children want to live w/ me?

We have been married for 11 years. He owns the house but we have lived in it together since he bought it. Our two children (12 and 7) want to live with me. He has had 8 different jobs in the past 10 years and whenever I tell him I want to leave, he seems to lose his job within the month. He is... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Feb 1, 2021

Yes, you should hire an attorney for the divorce. There are many items to deal with in a divorce, as well as custody.

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: What happens of my wife is trying to adopt a child during our divorce? Can she adopt without my consent?

We are currently separated, will I be responsible for the child

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 31, 2021

She does not need your consent to divorce. If you do not adopt the child, it will not be your responsibility. Make sure you represented in the divorce so the paperwork is clear.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I want to know if I preface a subject with "hypothetically speaking" does this enable my attorney to proceed as if the

I am going through a divorce/custody and I want to be frank with my lawyer and discuss something that may potentially damage my case. I want to know if I preface a subject with "hypothetically speaking" does this enable my attorney to proceed as if the topic had not been discussed?... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 31, 2021

I agree with the below answer. You need to be honest with the attorney that you hired to give you advice.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can my ex of ten years claim part of my social security. Our divorce decree say everything that is in my name is my

Responsibility and everything in her name is her responsibility. The paperwork Doesn’t say anything about social security. So does that mean she can claim a part of my SS?

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

No. If you were married for at least 10 years, your spouse can draw SS based off of your income, but it doesn't take anything away from you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Is it necessary to answer interagtory questions after I've been separated for 2 years or can I answer what applies prior

We've been separated fir over 2 years and they are only asking info from past 2 yrs in which we werent together. Can I answer for dates during marriage or do i have to tell them everything since she moved out

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 26, 2021

Yes, you have to answer. You may want an attorney to assist you if your spouse has an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How can owning a company effect my child support?

I started a small solar construction business with just me and one other employee. Can the business income be used against me for child support?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 26, 2021

It's possible. Some people hide income in the business in various ways. For example, using the business account for personal expenses or paying a lower salary intentionally to suppress income. If you don't already, get a CPA to audit your books and verify your income.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: How can I get custody of my 13 year old her parents abandoned her. She needs mental health help

My niece is 13 years old she has been living with me 4 years now. Her parents moved out of state without her. She wants to see a therapist because she is depressed. They won't give me a paper stating that I can get her medical attention. I can take her to all other doctors appointments except... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 25, 2021

Contact an attorney about filing for emergency custody or a depravation case in juvenile court.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: can I get my stimulus check back if I have never had DNA test or been to court and orders to pay child support

what is the law when it comes to my situation with child support

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 23, 2021

No.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex husband is past due over $5000. What can I do to get it. This is a court ordered.

I haven't received a payment since August. My ex received both stimulus checks. When I ask for an update they say no updates and they will reach out to the other state

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

You may file a contempt case to recover the arrears owed. A private attorney usually can move quicker that child support enforcment.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: So my ex husband and I get to switch years to claim our daughter on taxes he has odd years and I have even years.

We have joint custody. So how and why does he get to keep it all of the stimulus money.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 18, 2021

Your question is unclear about him "keeping it all." If you agreed that he could claim the child in odd years, he keeps the refund for that year.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Hello my child support will be up for review this June of 2021. How soon can I go to the child support office to have it

updated? Do I have to wait exactly 2yrs from the date of the child support(GA court order) order? Also how is proof of income determine if the CP lives out of state?

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

You don't have to wait two years. That is just the time frame given by child support services before they will do it. As long as there has been a substantial change in any of the factors regarding child support, you may ask for a modification immediately.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Gm.. My son lives in LA and I live in Ga how can I get him legitimized?
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 14, 2021

Contact an attorney where the mother lives. (not sure whether you mean Los Angeles or Louisiana.)

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My husband left my two children and I and I'm pregnant now and is committing adultery living with a married woman.

How do I file for separation and custody of our boys?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 13, 2021

You can file for divorce if you like. The court will order child support as well..

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: At the age of 19 can my mother make me move back in with her & send me to rehab
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 12, 2021

No. But it sounds like she wants to help, so you should let her.

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