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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on

Q: My parents cared for our child for the first 7 years of her life. physically and financially. During this period my and

myself were dealing with our own demons, but now she is wanting back support. is this legal and how would i overcome it in the court system of Georgia?

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 14, 2019

You need to discuss your case with an attorney in order to get specific advice about your case.

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

Q: I have primary custody, my son has depression, and he no longer wants to go to his mother's home. What can I do?

My son is 11, and his therapist allows him to choose whom he wants to bring to therapy with him. He told her his mom gives him anxiety so he doesn't want her there. His mom yelled at him and told him she doesn't care she is coming anyways. This adds to his anxiety and depression, enough that I... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 14, 2019

At 11, a child can express a preference regarding which parent they want to live with. You should consult with a family law attorney about filing for custody.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on

Q: Which uncontested divorce form do i use if wifes minor children are from a previous relationship ?

Ive not adopted the kids or ever had any legal custody or guardianship of the children.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 13, 2019

If her children were born prior to the marriage, and the two of you don't have any children together, then it is a divorce without children.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on

Q: can i move out at 17

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 13, 2019

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on

Q: How is child support calculated for instance my income is 1200.00 a month in the custody parent my ex makes 2500.00

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 13, 2019

That isn't enough information. In order to calculate child support, you need both parties' incomes, day care costs, education costs, medical costs, insurance costs, deviations if either party has additional children or support obligations, sports costs, extracurricular costs, tutoring, etc.... Read more »

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

Q: My husband has been paying child support for his daughter regularly for over 9 years.

We have never had any contact with the child at the request of her mother. She also requested 5 years ago that my husband allow her husband to adopt because he is the only father she knows. He agreed it was in her best interest and we never heard anything else about it. Recently within the last... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 13, 2019

Child support terminates upon adoption. They are refunding you.

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

Q: Child's father has given every dinner visit he's ever had to his mother

Child's father has allowed his mother to pick up, keep, and return the child on every Thursday dinner visit he's had, which is over a year now. He is now stating that he wants his mother to pick her up from school on those Thursday's. The paperwork says he has her from the time school lets out... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 9, 2019

Unless she is on drugs, I don't see what is wrong with her having a dinner visit on his time. He can pick up your child, drive her to his mother's house and leave her there, so it's really the same thing.

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

Q: Help with legitimization and father’s rights

My bf’s child’s mother is seeking TANF, which is seeking to put him on child support. She has a medical condition that CAN prevent her from working, but she can still work, she just doesn’t want to. She admitted (via text message) that she doesn't want him involved with his baby but keeps... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 9, 2019

There isn't an actual question posted, but you should consult with a family law attorney about filing for legitimation.

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

Q: My sons father went and filed for petiton for legitimation and visitations/coustdy while i was in jail. Theres a court

Date set for next month but he took my son does he have the right to do that and not allow me to see him or can i take him back from him until the court date

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 7, 2019

You need to hire an attorney to discuss your specific case. If you were in jail, it probably was best that he took custody for your son while you were unavailable to care for him.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on

Q: My son and his wife are separated. She will not let me video chat or talk to them. Do I have any rights?

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 6, 2019

No, you have no rights. Your son needs to assert his. He can allow you to talk to your grandchildren on his time.

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3 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Criminal Law and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: Can I request a restraining order be removed so my son who was charged with criminal trespassing can come home?

He busted a window at our home and was charged with criminal trespassing.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 4, 2019

Yes, You can file for a Temporary Protective Order (TPO) in the county where you live.

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

Q: once a temporary custody order has been dismissed do you have to start the process over?

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 3, 2019

There isn't enough information to answer the question. You need to consult with a family law attorney about your options.

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

Q: I have joint custody. The mother hasn't allowed me to see or talk to my daughters in 3yrs,

She is now taking me back to court & harassing my family/friends. What can I do? We are in ga

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 2, 2019

You need to speak with an attorney about your legal options. No one can give accurate advice until your court paperwork is reviewed.

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

Q: Do I as paternal grandmother have legal standing to file an original petition for change of custody?

Father never legitimated, but paternity was established via a signed paternity affidavit from both parents. In addition, child support enforcement also generated a paternity establishment via their administrative court proceedings. I have lived in Ga with child over 6 years. Neither parent lives in... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 29, 2019

You can file for custody. You need to speak with an attorney about your case as grandparent custody petitions can me complex.

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

Q: I'm trying to get a modification of a child support order, and would like to know if I have everything needed to proceed

I have done the child support addendum, and also the worksheet.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 29, 2019

Ms. Coleman is correct. You first have to meet the legal criteria to get a modification, and then the court can consider the worksheets. You should consult with an attorney about your case to make sure you present your case correctly. If you lost because you have done something the wrong way,... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on

Q: I'm getting deployed and I want my mother and sister to take my place for the months that I'm gone. what do I file?

We have a court ordered visitation already in place but it doesn't say anything specific about grand parents. I know they don't have rights but what should I do because I leave in about a more month

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 28, 2019

You have to file a motion for modification to request that your parenting time be allocated to them. You need to meet with an attorney ASAP to try to get it filed before you leave.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Georgia on

Q: Good Morning, I have questions about facebook messages I have been receiving from an unwanted source.

This person has been texting me on Facebook messenger for several weeks. I have asked them to leave me alone and it has not stopped. This person is also reaching out to my spouse with the intentions on creating havoc in our household. She calls his job, text his phone, and also reaching out to... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 28, 2019

You can block people on facebook. If your husband feels he is being stalked, he can apply for a protective order.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Collections for Georgia on

Q: Can child support be collected from 2 sources of income in Georgia?

My ex husband is in the national guard reserves. He quit one job and started a new one. He did not report it. Somehow Ga started taking child support out of his monthly drill check but it's not even half of what he is supposed to pay. I reported his new job on my case once I found out where he... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 27, 2019

Yes, the other job can be garnished. It probably will go faster if you hired a private attorney to handle the Income Withholding Order.

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