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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I have an summon to answer for Petition for Legitimation and custody for our 10 year old daughter. How do I answer?

We do not have an verbal or written agreement. Our daughter has live with him since December 2016. Reason being at the time I worked in a city that was close to his residency and her school was there also. So it was convenient for our daughter to leave with him considering he’s disabled and if... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 23, 2020

You need to hire an attorney to help you with your case. Custody cases are not easy to handle on your own and considering he has had her for 4 years, you are facing an uphill battle to get her back.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: a quit claim deed was filed in georgia 2013 from a divorce

If the spouse that has ownership refuses to refinance to remove the other parties name, what can be done? Also in 2014 the ownership added another person to a separate quit claim deed but not mortgage. What do i do to remove myself from financial responsibilities.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 20, 2020

This depends on what your divorce says. The divorce decree has to require that the other person remove you from the mortgage. If so, that provision can be enforced.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My son is 15, he doesn’t want to stay with his mother anymore, I have joint custody, what do I need to do

I have joint custody, when I asked her for him she said “over her dead body”. I pay her child support , been paying it since 2007

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 20, 2020

You need to file a modification with the court. He is over 14 and can choose to live with you. You should file ASAP.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: MY CHILD SUPPORT HAS ENDED, MY WIFE SAYS I SHOULD HAVE PAID HER MORE EACH MONTH, CAN SHE SUE ME?

3 KIDS... I NEVER STOPPED PAYING THE SAME AMOUNT WHEN MY FIRST DAUGHTER TURNED 18, I CONTINUED TO PAY THE SAME AMOUNT AFTER MY SECOND TURNED 18, NO MY THIRD HAS TURNED 18, I AM THROUGH WITH CHILD SUPPORT. MY EX STATES I SHOULD HAVE BEEN PAYING MORE THEN ENTIRE TIME, CAN SHE SUE ME?

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

No. She should have sued you before if she thought your child support was too low. She can't go back and get extra child support now.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What is the divorce process in Georgia with children?
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 19, 2020

It is a rather lengthy process that can vary widely based upon the facts of the case. You should consult with an attorney who can answer and give you advice about your specific case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I divorced in May 2009. Is there GA law that child support must continue after age18 if the child is in college?

The divorce decree says until age 18.

My email is urraven@hotmail.com

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 17, 2020

No. Child support stops after high school and age 18.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My wife raN off with another man is there anyway i can keep.them.from living together.i.live in georgia

I have custody

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 17, 2020

You can't keep them from living together. It may impact the custody arrangements. You need to speak with an attorney to get specific advice about your situation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a mom demand a dad bring the chd back from vacation on a verbal agreement

Dad asked that his weekend be swapped to the week days to take him and now has decided to stay longer and child has prior engagements

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

If there is an order in place, the order must be followed. A child can't possibly have "prior engagements" that would trump court ordered parenting time with the father.

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I was married in GA when my son was born, but now divorced and want to confirm paternity. How can I do this?

My ex wife filed for divorce from me while I was incarcerated and won. I’ve always questioned his paternity based on her infidelity, but I know he needs a good dad. Now I’m remarried and my ex is making my life hell. She won’t allow me to see him, but receives child support. I don’t know... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 15, 2020

You can't force a DNA test outside of current litigation. You may file for legitimation and ask for a DNA test in the court of the custody proceedings.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can I deduct the medical costs the custodial parent owes me (non-custodial parent) from the next months child support?

I pay $300/month in child support and I'm responsible for making sure he has insurance, which he does. While in my care, my son needed to go to the dr and we split all uninsured medical costs in half. Can I take the amount the custodial parent owes me out of the next months child support? For... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 15, 2020

No. You must pay the child support and collect the expenses separately.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: What can I do to legally move out at the age of 17?

Im trying to move out due to personal reasons, and in pretty sure u can move out at 17 but idk what all i have to do

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 15, 2020

Nothing. You are a minor until 18.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: Can my rights be terminated if I have completed my case plan. I am the child's mother
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 15, 2020

Your case has an entire history that led to DFCS involvement and a safety plan. You need to speak to an attorney that can review all of the documents, evidence and hear your story before giving advice about a case in progress.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can the child support office take assets/money from a business such as a LLC, etc?

Does business profit count towards an the income for the NCP?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 14, 2020

The child support office will not make the effort to get into business income and expenses. A private attorney is better to help get the correct amount of child support if there is a business involved. If a parent owns a business and provides tax returns that show 40k in income, even if they live... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If my wife owns our house that I built, can she demand me to leave if she wants?

She also provides the health insurance. Can she terminate me on her policy if she decides to?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 14, 2020

The home is a marital home, so she cannot force you to leave. Prior to filing for divorce, she can terminate you from the insurance policy. If you file for divorce, that will prevent her from terminating the insurance until the divorce is final.

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4 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a husband legally come and take the children from the mother if he hasn’t been there in 7 months

My daughter kicked her husband out of the home back in December due to violence I’m the sole care taker of my daughter and kids this man does not pay support or help with any thing these children he drinks and does drugs doesn’t have a home or job he calls her daily making threats he will have... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 13, 2020

Yes. When the parties are married, they both have equal rights to the children. A divorce needs to be filed in order for a court to intervene in parenting time.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My sister is moving out of state in few days. She has a 16 yr. Old who is living with me but I don't have custody.

My niece been living with me for 3mo. Her mom just told us she now is moving 5 states away in 2 days. But her 16 yr. Old isn't going with her. What will happen?

Can I sign for her Drs. And school stuff?

Will they get her mom for abandonment?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 10, 2020

Your sister and the child's father need to sign guardianship or custody paperwork with you.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I'm paying child support when my daughter turns 17 she lives in Georgia can her child support benefits be put in her nam
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 10, 2020

No. Child support is paid to the custodial parent.

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