Questions Answered by Regina Irene Edwards

Q: I have attempted to contact several attorneys for child custody modification and cannot afford $7,500.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 16, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You can have one witness only in a temporary hearing. You should contact an attorney who may be able to assist you for a lower fee to attend just the one hearing.

Q: We are maternal grandparents who have financially taken care of our almost three year old granddaughter. She has lived w

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 16, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
No, you can file for adoption, but the father will have to be notified and a judge can decide to terminate his rights.

Q: Daughter is in chorus class her class is taking a trip to dinsey world would her trip to dinsey fall under extra

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 16, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
I would consider this an extracurricular activity that both parties need to pay for.

Q: Custody thru GA. Ex had sole custody and relocated to AL. Ex parte cut my visits. Child wants to live with me

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 16, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
There isn't enough information to answer the question. That depends on where you live. If you live in Georgia, then you can file in Georgia.

Q: parents r going through a divorce & have prel Hearing tomorrow can I be forced to testify if I have been subpoenaed

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 15, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
It depends on how old you are. You can always tell the judge that you don't have anything to say about either parent.

Q: Judge just issued Order ex-husband’s Modification Denied. Can he re-file under new grounds immediately?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 15, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
First, you always can ask for attorneys' fee from the first case within 45 days of the final order. Second, if the second case is on the same grounds as the first, you should be able to get it dismissed and your attorneys' fees back. Third, it sounds like you couldn't afford your attorney. You shouldn't have to mortgage your home and spend $100,000 on a custody case. That is absurd in my opinion. There are attorneys who handle cases on a flat fee or capped basis, so you don't spend a lot...

Q: If I put my kids father on child support, does that automatically give him visitation rights?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
He has to file a separate case for visitation if he wants him. Putting him on child support doesn't give him rights.

Q: how Would my husband go about adopting my daughter Birth father has no legal rights but on child support

3 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You need to hire an attorney to file for adoption. During the adoption, the biological father's rights will have to be terminated.

Q: We were divorced in Ga. years ago, but my ex and my two daughters live in Seattle now. Which state law is followed?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Georgia retains jurisdiction over custody and child support orders until both parties leave the state. A Georgia court may choose to terminate its jurisdiction and transfer the case to Washington, depending on how long the children have lived there.

Q: Prom and homecoming dance is not In our paperwork. It just says mother and father split the cost 50/50 for extra

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Those activities don't fall under extracurricular activities.

Q: When two people get married and one moves in with the other and then divorce after a few years if the standards of livei

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Alimony is based upon a variety of factors, so a blanket answer regarding alimony can't be given. It's best to consult with an attorney about your specific situation.

Q: What age can a teenager stay home alone for a week? Can a 16 year old stay home alone for 5-7 days?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
There is no law regarding when a child can stay at home alone.

Q: How do you get custody of an autistic adult?

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
It's called a guardianship, and you need to apply through the courts.

Q: I pay child support for my son & daughter. My son is 18 and has graduated H.S. How do I modify payments to exclude him?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
The easiest way is to file a modification case in Superior Court.

Q: I was granted a final divorce a few weeks ago. All that was left was for us to work out the proper exchange of funds.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
I'm sorry this has happened to you. You will have to hire a new attorney to finalize the case. The new attorney would have to review the full file, as well as the emails in order to help.

Q: I am wondering if I should file for Child Support or should I not bother considering the father has no income?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You need to hire an attorney and file for child support.

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