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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My husbands in the air force, and after 4 years and me trying to get him to go to marriage counseling. He wants a

Divorce. We have one kid together. Its deffinately over, but should I wait and let him file or should I file first? And what exactly happens if we were to have only one lawyer for the two of us?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 3, 2020

I agree with the prior answer. Also, you can't have 1 attorney. One person would have an attorney and the other wouldn't.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: im 17 with a child and wanted to know if i could move out if my parents house without their consent?

things have been getting kinda rough and my girlfriend and i want what is best for our son we are wanting to move into our own apartment not far from my parents house but we dont want me to get into any legal trouble.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 3, 2020

If you and your girlfriend are minors, you need to wait until 18 to move out.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I got a letter saying "Your case has been closed for current support" and "Your case has been closed".

The letter comes from Georgia Dept of Human Services. There are other check boxes about if you are in the arrears, which I am not and have never been, and they are not checked. The only ones checked are the ones noted above. I have paid child support for years before it was ever a court order.... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 2, 2020

If there is an order to pay child support, just because a case is closed with child support services does not mean that the order has been revoked. You most likely still need to pay. However, to get the best advice, you need to contact a family law attorney who can review all of your paperwork and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: How can I have my ex boyfriend's rights terminated we where never married and he is not a stable person

He was a heavy drug user just got out of jail on kidnapping charges as well he is a very bad person he has not seen our little girl but 2 times in almost 3 years once when she was born and then once when she was 2 months there was a tpo in place but I was talked into dropping it now I wished I... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 31, 2020

If he hasn't filed for legitimation, then he doesn't have any rights to terminate at this point. You by default have full custodial rights.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: What is the best way to go about child support modification? How often are child support modifications done?

I have never modified child support my child is ten, circumstances and living costs have changed over the last ten years.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 27, 2020

A child support modification can be filed in Superior Court. An attorney can assist you with this.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Does covid19 19 effect child custody

Existing order

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 27, 2020

No, the existing parenting plan remains in place.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Does covid19 effect an existing child custody order if I feel my child will be safer in my(primary parent) home?

Covid 19

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 27, 2020

No, the parenting plan must be followed.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Child Support Order lists % and Dollar amount. Should payment adjust every year or do I have to request modification?

The Child Support section of my 2005 Divorce Agreement (before the Child Support Law changed) lists that NCP will pay 25% of his income, currently at a specific dollar amount. Does that mean every year, that amount should change as his income changes or do I have to request a formal modification to... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 27, 2020

You need a modification to increase the amount.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I had my house before my husband and I were married. He now wants me to sell and us divorce. Do I have to?
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 26, 2020

It's not possible to answer this without all of the facts. If you purchased the house prior to marriage and did not add him to the deed, it is a premarital asset. He may or may not be entitled to accumulation of equity, but this is fact specific.

Consult with a family law attorney about...
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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My parenting plan reads that the child is with me "from school recess on Thursday until school reconvenes on Tuesday".

School is not in session so how can this be handled? The other parent is not willing to move to week on/week off like the summer schedule or offer more time with school out. Do I have any legal ground to stand on? There is no recess or reconvene because school is not in session. No mandatory school... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 26, 2020

You must follow the original parenting plan unless agreed. So, your time is Thursday through Tuesday, regardless of whether school is physically in session.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I live in a different town than my daughter do I have to find a lawyer in the town she lives in for child neglect
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 22, 2020

You need to file a case in her county, so you need an attorney who takes cases there.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: We have 2 grandchildren who are not being properly cared for. They are neglected and we have pictures of neglect. Help!

The first grandchild was taken by dfcs for the same reason. We don't want the kids to go to Foster care and we are able to care for them. What do we do?

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

You need to speak with an attorney about your options. Grandparents cases are very difficult and you need an experienced attorney to help you through the process.

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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Mywife agreedyears agoandinApril 2019 tohaveourlocations tracked, phone calls recorded.Its discussedoften ntext.nowdeny

It is discussed multiple times since 2013-2014. Close to Christmas time she tells me via text: “GO check the tape if you dont believe me”. I go back to her numerous times over the next several days-week, asking her if that is really what she wants me to do. I remind her, just a few months... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 22, 2020

She doesn't have to leave the house just because you ask her to. If you want a divorce, consult with a divorce attorney about your options.

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3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia on
Q: If one lives and financially assists parent for years and other child contributes nothing can parent give house to them?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 21, 2020

Yes.

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3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia on
Q: Can parent give inherited house to one child that has never lived nor contributed anything to over another child that

Contributed to financially and took care of parent for years; sidelining her own life to do so. Can one child have that favor?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 21, 2020

Yes. People are allowed to choose who to leave their money to.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: After custody papers have been signed in GA. How soon can someone be taken back for attempt to modify said agreement?

There is also no pending contempt charges or endangerment issue with the primary custodial parent.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 20, 2020

There is no time limit. However, you have to prove that there has been a substantial change of circumstances since the original order.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can my ex wife refuse to give me visitation due to fear of corona virus?

My ex wife is refusing to give me visitation with my daughter until the Corona virus outbreak is over. I typically have my daughter Wed night and return her Thursday morning and 1st and 3rd weekends and alternating 5th weekends. She says she is protecting her family but I'm not sick, neither her... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 16, 2020

You need to consult with an attorney. First, you aren't going to go until August or September without seeing your daughter. The first step is to try to work it out with your ex, outline your social distancing and cleaning procedures in your home. If she still refuses, the court may grant an... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: What document do I file to rescind a decision after mediation. I was Pro Se, he had an attorney.

* edit - I have to rescind this order on 3/15/20, I do not have funds to hire an attorney nor do I have time to schedule with one before my grace period expires. I am planning to go to the courthouse in the morning but they will not tell me what to file.

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 15, 2020

Consult an attorney immediately. Even if you are able to rescind, there may be time limits that apply.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: I really have a few questions need help plz.

Georgia DFCS is trying to terminate my rights when I've done what they ask. Please someone help me find out how to file appeals and know my rights.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 15, 2020

You should contact an attorney. Termination cases are very difficult.

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

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a 21 year old date a 24 year old in Georgia
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 15, 2020

Yes.

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