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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My wife left Aug26/19 took our son to Florida now SC won’t let me see him blocks me I want to work it out what to do

I want to work it out but she says no if I talk about it she blocks me as punishment saying I’m harassing her she says I’m emotionally abusive but I want to be around my son but I don’t want a divorce cause it goes against my religious beliefs it does what can I do to see my son without a... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 27, 2020

Unless you are willing to file for divorce or separation, there isn't anything legally anyone can do to help you resolve parenting time disputes.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: In Ga, how do I stop child support being taken from my paycheck from enforcement once my child turns 18 and graduates?

Currently my child support is drafted from my paycheck and taken by child support enforcement. My son will graduate in May and turn 18 in July. I just need to know if there is a form I need to file with the court or if it automatically stops. Again, we are in Ga.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 26, 2020

It is highly unlikely it will just stop in July. You need to consult with an attorney about your options.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: State has temp custody I need my biological mother removed where she has no rights since she is a severe alcoholic

Not only is she a drunk but she talks bad about me in front of my children but dfcs is considering giving them to her anyways just because she is my biological mother! Help I have no idea how to remove her legally from my life

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 24, 2020

You will need to speak with an attorney about your specific situation. This forum is best for general questions. An attorney will be able to review your case and listen to your story and give you the best advice about how to proceed.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Our friend bought my husband a house during our marriage, can i get the property when i file for divorce for adultery.

My husband friend has a notarized letter saying that if my husband cannot make payments then the house will be return to the friend. Also the house is in my husband name. I did not sign any papers.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 24, 2020

It's impossible to answer without more information. It depends on whether on whose name the house is titled in. You should consult with an attorney about your specific case.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I'm caring for my nephew at the moment (for the last 3 years my brother has)they split up when my nephew was 4 now hes 8

What RIGHTS do I have as the AUNT? My brother/his ex girlfriend have no legal court documents for custody over my nephew. Nephew just now been living with his dad (my brother) for the last 3 years while his mom (ex GF) gets "on her feet". But my brother had to leave for a couple of months out of... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 24, 2020

You don't have any rights at all. If you want custody of your nephew, speak to an attorney about filing for guardianship or custody.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Filed for legitimation custody/visitation. What do I do now?

I've filed, mother has absconded with our children and moved out of state. I knew where she would be, her mothers house, and was able to get a good serve. I had an attorney help with the paperwork. I know Ga has jurisdiction due to UCCJEA. They havent even been gone 3 months, lived here 2.5 yrs... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 23, 2020

You absolutely need an attorney for your case. Each judge is different in terms of how to get on the calendar, and you can have all the evidence in the world, if you don't know how to present it properly, the judge will never see it.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: If i have a dfacs case in they gave me a plan to work in i didn't.than i finally wanted to work my plan. In they are try

To get my kids adopted how can I prevent that.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 23, 2020

You need to hire an attorney immediately to help with your legal case, but you do need to follow the case plan.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: So I got a divorce and he was ordered to pay my legal fees, which he isnt, now my lawyer is trying to make me pay

What do I do? The judge ordered him to pay an exact amount of my attorney fees and I paid the rest. Now he isnt paying and my attorney is trying to make me pay saying that he isnt so now I have to. Even though he signed an agreement and so did a judge. The case has been closed for over a month.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 22, 2020

You will always be responsible for the attorneys fees to your lawyer. When he pays, you should get reimbursed. If he is in contempt, you can always file for contempt.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My daughters mother was charged with 3rd degree felony child neglect. Me the father can I get sole custody?

Have had my daughter for 2 years now and still pay child support.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 22, 2020

Yes, you have a great case for custody. You need to file ASAP.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: In Georgia, what rights does a father have if the parents were never married, and the child never lived with him?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 22, 2020

The father has no rights. A legitimation action will allow a father to obtain rights.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I had a c/s order that was supposedly drop by the mother,with an verbal agreement to pay X amount and child sitting

I decided to move on relationships wise and now all of a sudden come to find out,she never told c/s to drop my case, and now it looks as if I haven’t been paying anything or keeping and watching my child,

HELP ANYONE PLEASE!!

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 22, 2020

The answer below is correct. The order is always going to be in place until there is another order that changes or revokes it. Consult with an attorney about your options.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I never received the certified letter from Dcss someone from an old address signed for it I never knew about...

Now I have a letter saying I owe an will loose my license...I never saw a judge or took DNA what should I do?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 22, 2020

You should consult with a family law attorney who can review your case file and give you advice about your specific situation.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My daughter's stepmother, took her to Urgent Care without my permission, stated she was her biological mother can I sue?

She was fine when I dropped her off. Also she was not complaining of any medical issues to her dad or myself. Her dad was a work when the wife took her. The father is not legitimized. What legal action can I take?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 21, 2020

The real question is how what your child harmed by this? If the stepmother felt she had a medical issue and the urgent care either treated it or decided there was no issue, there doesn't seem to be any harm done to your child.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: To be difficult, my wife will not sign a settlement agreement so we can divorce. How can I circumvent this?

We live in Walton County, GA. She agrees to everything but she won't sign. How can I get around this so I can divorce her. She is hinting that she wants the marriage to last 5 years so she can get alimony. We have no kids. She can have all the property. I just want out. I am doing this pro se.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 21, 2020

You can ask for a hearing and the judge will finalize the divorce. You don't have to keep waiting for her to agree.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Dec 16 and the jodge said to his attorney that i will sent her a letter with a list with belon.

I sent the letter she got it on Dec 31 and i havent get any answer yet.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 19, 2020

You haven't posted an actual question, so no one can answer it. You need to consult with an attorney about your case.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Does my ex have any chances of getting sole custody?

My ex feels like I trapped him in to being a father. He feels trapped because he asked if I was on birth control and i was but we should have used back up protection. We debated abortion and eventually he told me that he would not be involved. It was after that statement, I decided to pursue having... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 19, 2020

How the child arrived is irrelevant. Custody is decided on the best interest of the child. If you have a sage place to live and raise the child, and can support him or or, it is highly unlikely for a father to get custody of an infant.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Georgia on
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If a husband deserts a wife 10 years ago and hides in Louisianabut came from ga if she finally finds him can she still get alimony and child support?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 18, 2020

Possibly. Consult with an attorney about your specific circumstances.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I currently live in GA and filed for child support but the non-custodial parent lives in MD. Maryland has yet to respond

It has been 8 months and Georgia has stated that they sent 2 letters to Maryland with no response and that there is nothing more that can be done. Should I hire a lawyer?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 17, 2020

Yes, you should hire a lawyer in Maryland.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: When does a family law attorney need to return unearned funds in escrow after being fired?

At time of firing there was 3000.00 that hadn't been earned for services yet. She is refusing to refund.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 16, 2020

It is possible that additional work was done after the last invoice. It is also possible that the fee agreement called for a nonrefundable fee or a nonrefundable retainer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: U live in Georgia i can't get id because i don't h a certified birth certificate i cant get that because i can't get va

Id what should i do

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 16, 2020

If your question is how to get a birth certificate from another state, this isn't the forum to answer that question. You can search online for how to do that.

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