Questions Answered by Regina Irene Edwards

Q: Does my child have to let ex husband know every detail of what goes in our household?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
No, he doesn't have the right to know everything.

Q: Do I have sole custody of my child?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
That question can't be answered without looking at the documents signed by the judge. You should consult with a family law attorney with your documents.

Q: Can you please tell me how I go about domesticating a foreign judgment in the state of Georgia?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 15, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
There is no easy way to explain the process of domesticating. First, you must obtain 3 copies of your Michigan order(s). Then contact an attorney to process the domestication to make sure it is done correctly.

Q: My child's mother is witholding visitation and filed for a custody modification, I havent seen my child in over a month.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 15, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You are correct that a modification action cannot be maintained while the custodial parent is in contempt. This requires a good deal of evidence including evidence that you have actively tried to enforce your parenting time rights.

Q: My spouse has not responded to the divorce petition, it has been 41 days. Can I get a default divorce judgment?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
There are no default judgments in Georgia. Depending on the circumstances, and if he was properly served, you can set it down for a final hearing.

Q: If messages were illegally obtained and sent to another party, would that other party be liable under this code?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
There isn't enough information to answer such a specific question. In general, evidence that is obtained in violation of the law cannot be used in court.

Q: My husband is worried that the judge will order him to be locked up after non child support payments, is that possible?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
If the court order wasn't changed, he owes her the full child support. He needs to start making payments and exhaust all efforts to pay the money he owes. He also needs to hire an attorney and file for the modification to stop the payments, have her pay him and to change custody.

Q: How do expenses for a current family impact child support sought by GA for a 10 yr old the father did not know about?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
The father will get a credit for having 2 children in his home.

Q: What if any responsibility is there to a present spouse of a person facing a support order for a child with another?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
A Wife has zero responsibility towards the support obligations of a spouse. Taxes and accounts should be kept separate, because joint accounts can be garnished if there is an arrears.

Q: Where can I get the worksheet to determine child support including all aspects of a financial responsibility?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
https://csconlinecalc.georgiacourts.gov/frontend/web/index.php

Q: I pay child support for 2 children, my oldest 16years old wants to move in with me, will I still have to pay for him?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 3, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You need to file a modification of custody and child support. You cannot just reduce your child support without a court order allowing you to do so.

Q: My ex defraud the state for benefits and she had to pay the money back. but I still have to pay the money back in child

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 3, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Your child support is not affected by a separate case. If you think your child support was wrongly set based up her under reporting of income, then you should hire and attorney and apply for a modification.

Q: How to enforce court order for visits in GA from NE jurisdiction

4 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
The first step is to get certified copies of the out of state order, as that is what you will need in order to domesticate and enforce it in Georgia.

Q: Can you take on a Court that made an error by not filing the child visitation they ordered?

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 25, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
This question doesn't make sense. An "error" in an order would not allow a party to move away and cut off contact with children. There is something else going on, and you should consult with an attorney who can review the court orders and give specific advice.

Q: Likelihood of 50% custody with no legitimization and never helped financially. only asked for 50% after child support

4 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Each case is different. This is impossible to answer without more facts. He may say you prevented him from being more involved. He may say he is more stable and has a better environment. There are many factors that a court will consider in awarding custody. Talk to an attorney about your options.

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