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

Q: In ga what should I do if my son's father isnt giving me my court ordered visitation, sent a demand letter last year

My son's father said he could deny my court ordered visitation because he gave me extra time with my son before

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 19, 2019

You need to speak with an attorney who can review your court order and give you advice.

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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: Any advice on trying to communicate with my kids dad about the kids? He doesn’t want to talk to the kids or let the kids

Visit. Sometimes block us from calling. But as the primary parent I’m told I should always keep communication open to him if he chose to talk to the kids. But how can that go both ways. Seems double standard. Would like if he kept constant communication with kids since they ask about their dad.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 19, 2019

You can't force him to be a good parent.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: What legal rights do I have as a stepfather of an adult child living in the marital home to get them removed?

My wife does not agree with them being removed. The adult child is unwilling to follow a simple rule of not eating or drinking in their bedroom. They leave trash everywhere.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 18, 2019

You can file for an eviction.

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Q: I been married for almost 5 years, how much would it coast to obtain a divorce we both want a divorce but afraid of fees

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 17, 2019

Attorneys fees vary by attorney, based upon their experience and level of expertise. Some, like myself, charge flat fees. Some attorneys charge by the hour. If your divorce is uncontested, that will not cost as much as a contested divorce. It pays to do things correctly, so save for an... Read more »

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

Q: Jailed for Civil Contempt -- Back Child Support

Woman was in a "homeless" shelter and working very hard to get her life back together after several difficult situations (generally not of her own making or choosing). She was employed and making real progress. Her path to getting out of her situation was totally disrupted by her being JAILED for... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 17, 2019

She was jailed because the court found she had resources to pay child support and she chose not to.

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Q: can the County of Los Angeles hold my Child Support case for 10 years then try to collect even if they knew where I was?

2 cases were filed against me from two women, I was served and made to pay on one in 2009. Now they are trying to serve me on the other even though they had all my information and could have served and prosecuted me on both at the same time.... am I liable for 10 years back support? I moved to... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 17, 2019

You need to talk to an attorney about your case, but in general, you will be liable for the child support.

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Q: My daughter turns 18 in March. She will still be in high school. Can child support be extended until she graduates?

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 16, 2019

Normally, the child support order states that support continues through high school. Review your order to make sure it states that.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on

Q: As a NCP, I pay $1500/mo + 76% medical + 76% afterschool + 50% extra curriculm. Why doesn't CS cover the everything?

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 16, 2019

Those extras are part of the overall child support award. If you earn 76% of the income, that is why you are paying a larger percentage of extra expenses that must be covered.

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Q: my husband hasnt showed for visitation nor paid child support

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 15, 2019

You can't make him exercise parenting time. You can file a contempt action to recover the child support.

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Q: my boyfriend is currently incarcerated and got served with child support papers, he doesn’t know what to do.

he wants to wait till he’s released to deal with the issue and wants to know if the judge will let him.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 14, 2019

No, he will not be able to wait until he's released to deal with it. He needs to hire an attorney to help him with the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on

Q: The NCP WANTS TO AGREE AND GIVE ME $400 for child support but I don’t agree with that how can we come with a better pay

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 14, 2019

Hire an attorney to help you figure out the correct amount of child support.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: Is super sedeas automatic on all cases? contempt action in divorce - non-payment, no appeal filed only Mot New Trial

Divorce, Final Jdgmt Decree issued 10/20/2017, court reserved issue of attorney's fees - still waiting on that . Spouse, ordered to start paying on specific dates (12/2017) has not paid anything so far, so I filed a motion for contempt. At motion hearig Opposing counsel argues super sedeas applies... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 14, 2019

There isn't much help anyone can provide after the hearing has already been held.

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

Q: Is 17 yr old son by only 3 days, a minor or adult in a custody dispute. Can he do or stay wherever he wants whenever,

I have custody, he was grounded but i allowed him to go to mothers for his 17b-day. Now he will not come home, mother says he dont have too, papers says he does. Sheriff Dept, wont enforce court rulings. Is she in comtemp

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 13, 2019

A 17 year old is a minor.

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

Q: Can you look over my answer for divorce complaint and make sure i did it right?

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 12, 2019

This is a forum for general questions. We can't give legal advice about your specific situation without a consultation. You should consult with an attorney about your specific case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: Joint Custody disagreement

My daughter's mother and I share joint legal custody. She is the custodial parent. I have final say over education curriculum. She has it over school choice. My daughter (15 yrs old) is requesting to go to school where my house is zoned as it is a much better school (top 25% school vs bottom 25%).... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 12, 2019

Without an agreement, you have to file to change legal custody and the education tiebreaker to you.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: Paper work was filed 3 weeks ago. Have not been served yet. Can I go get them from courthouse?

Husband filed for divorce but I still haven't gotten served. Him and I do not speak. We haven't in over a year but it is an uncontested divorce. Is there a way I can get the papers myself? I want to speed this a long.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 12, 2019

In an uncontested divorce, people usually don't get served. You need to speak to an attorney immoderately to make sure your rights are protected.

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Q: If the person you are filing child support on works for tips and is only making 2.13 an hour, hows it calculated?

The father is a server and on paper only makes 2.13 an hour on his check. I know he doesn't claim all of his tips. How will a judge make a fair decision on the order when he is not claiming all the money he actually makes?

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 12, 2019

the judge can make a reasonable inference or guess as to actual income. You can also subpeona bank statements.

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

Q: If I am in the parental accountability court program can I be put in jail while in court after being dropped from it?

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 11, 2019

There isn't enough information to answer, but generally if you aren't in compliance with the program, you can be incarcerated.

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