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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex & his attorney claimed my evidence was useless, what can I do?

I filed a petition to change child custody (my ex has primary, I want 50/50 as circumstances have changed). I provided text message screenshots between the two of us that clearly backed up the claims I was making; however, he and his attorney filed a response that said all the screenshots were... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 15, 2021

Don't worry about the lawyer says. First, anything you add to the petition isn't considered evidence. In court, you present the evidence to the judge. But send clear copies of your evidence to the attorney ahead of time. Let the judge decide if your evidence is usable or not. But you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: What do I do if the my kids father refuses to let me talk to or see my kids and is breaking court ordered visits ?
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 9, 2021

If you have a court order regarding custody, you can file for contempt if he is not complying with it.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: If the non Custodial parent gives the teenager a Vape pen what are the consequences for the noncustodial parent

Could I have supervised visitation removed?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 6, 2021

There is no set punishment for bad parental decisions.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I am needing help with my legitimation case as well as child support case. Both Open cases. Self representing.

I filed for Legitimation and 4 days later child support filed an case. so right now i am currently trying to get them decided on one case instead of two cases but i do not have an child support order already. My question is if we (both parents) have agreed to Joint Physical and Joint Legal Custody... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 30, 2021

If you think your child is in harm or danger, then you shouldn't be ok with joint custody. Presenting a custody case is more than just giving the judge a parenting plan, but more about proving why that is in your child's best interest. Speak to an attorney in your area about your options.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: married 15 years. built a home during our marriage. Husband put in his kid’s names. If divorce, my legal rights?

Zero mortgage and we live in it. My rights,? As in long term as well as short term?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 30, 2021

It's possible that the deed can be undone and your rights to the house restored. Speak to an attorney about how to proceed.

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Q: What can I do if my husband is running a smear campaign of me on Facebook? No divorce is filed.

He cheats and is verbally abusive but is projecting it onto me, like I’m doing those things to make himself look like a victim. Facebook won’t take it down when reported as harassment or bullying.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 30, 2021

Speak with an attorney about filing for divorce and asking for a restraining order.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: What does Motion for Trial mean?
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 28, 2021

That the party is ready for trial.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I have a friend who’s husband tells her 4 months ago he was done and wasn’t coming back. How fast can he make her leave

4 months nothing. He has been paying the house payment and she isn’t on the mortgage. How fast can he evict her. How can she protect t herself if he comes to the house and is being verbally abusive

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 26, 2021

He can't evict her. She needs to contact an attorney to discuss her options and next steps.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I pursue a modification of child support?
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 24, 2021

You can file a modification of child support in superior court.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: my wife has left our family, she is our sole provider, we have small children, what do i do,

i have police report of abandonment/child neglect, interview with children scheduled for next day or so,

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 23, 2021

Speak to an attorney about filing for divorce, custody, child support and alimony.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Are all children considered when an amount for child support is decided or just the child in the case?

I have 6 children. I'm on child support for only one of them due to the mother lying to me about closing the case before the court date. I provide for all children and with this one child support case it's taking away from me providing for my other children as I used to. Does the fact... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 20, 2021

The court can only consider other children if they live with you or if you have a court order on child support for the other children that you are currently paying.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: If NCP relocates to another state and the child support/parenting plan is from GA. Can the NCP have the parenting and CS

modified to his new local state? Will the GA CS order follow him to different states if he no longer resides in GA?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 16, 2021

If the CP still lives in Georgia, the Georgia order remains in tact. The GA CS order can be enforced in the new state. the orders cannot be modified anywhere other than Georgia as long as the CP still lives in Georgia.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I know that if one person got everything and an attorney/ can’t I get alimony

We’ve been divorced forever and lived together even during our divorce. Now it’s been 19 years. He cheated. He has a girlfriend. We were living together as husband and wife. Can I take him to court for alimony?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 13, 2021

No; alimony is for spouses.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I win my custody case without having a lawyer?!

Temporary custody order is 50/50 with each of us having 3.5 days each week. My ex has a lawyer and is asking for full custody saying that I am an unfit parent. I haven’t been perfect, but I am far from unfit. I accidentally got pregnant shortly after our separation by an old friend. He has a... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 13, 2021

For specific questions about your case, you need to consult with a family law attorney. We can't give trial strategy advice without reviewing a case and the evidence.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My parental rights were terminated and my parents adopted my kids. I live with my parents and my kids. My kids are

15,14,6,5 years old. If my parents pass before my youngest is 18 can I adopt them or can my parents make me guardian in their will?!?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 9, 2021

Your parents cannot will children to anyone. If they pass away, you can apply for adoption.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Final Judgement and Decree differs from Child Support Addendum?

So I’ve been divorced for awhile now but I’m confused what to go off of. The child support addendum originally stated that I paid 50% up to $300 per child for homeschool, and I don’t have to repeat payment if my ex decided to hold them back a year. I didn’t know, but my ex marked all this... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 7, 2021

You should consult with an attorney who can read the documents and give you advice on what your obligation is. We can't give advice based on a description of documents. We have to see them.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My husband filed a publication divorce even though we are still living in our marital home. He kicked me out.

He changed the locks. Is the legal

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 7, 2021

No, it isn't. You need to speak to an attorney immediately about your options and contesting the case.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can you provide a link to where I can read the current Georgia divorce law myself and do research? Is it part of OCGA?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 5, 2021

The Georgia code is just one part of what makes up divorce law. There are also hundreds of cases that interpret and clarify the law. If you have a specific question after reading, you may want to ask an attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Just checking to see if this is still true and current in 2021?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 2, 2021

Correct. The substance of the law hasn't changed -

Only the mother of a child born out of wedlock is entitled to custody of the child, unless the father legitimates the child as provided in Code Section 19-7-22. Otherwise, the mother may exercise all parental power over the child.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Ex broke 3 written agreement regarding parenting time and per the final order written agreements via email are

binding and contemptible. With that track record I said because he’s broken 3 written agreements that I can understand that we will also not keep a 4th agreement. The 4th agreement was made at his request and now demands I honor this request even though he did not keep the previous three. I could... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 2, 2021

Don't disagree for the sake of disagreeing. Whatever the 4th agreement is, if it won't kill you to keep the agreement, then do so.

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