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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: When sending letter to give notice of moving with kids, does it need to be certified? Or have to come from attorneys?

What if you don’t have exact address yet since you can’t lock in lease not knowing if ex will file case against it yet? Move would be within Georgia

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Mar 4, 2022

You have to give the notice with the address. It does not have to be certified, but you should be prepared to prove they received it. So, you can send the letter via text, email and fedex to have confirmation of receipt.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can I move 60 miles in Georgia with kids if ex objects? I have primary physical custody. His time is every other weekend

There is history of DUIs and domestic violence issues from ex as well.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Mar 3, 2022

You must give 30 days written notice including an address to which you are moving. If there is no case filed before the 30 days, you are free to move. If you are served with a case, contact a lawyer immediately.

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Q: My husband and I are not yet divorce but he already moving with his girlfriend what should I do?

Is it legal for my husband to do that type of behavior?

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Feb 25, 2022

You should talk to an attorney about filing for divorce to ensure he handles his responsibilities.

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Q: Will my spouse and I receive notice through the mail that our divorce is final?

I am not working with an attorney on this matter. I filed online uncontested in Cherokee County Ga.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Feb 22, 2022

It is unlikely that the divorce will be granted and you will be mailed a decree. A final hearing is usually set, if you ask for one, or you would have had to have filed all the paperwork property and filed a motion for the divorce to be granted without a hearing. It's fairly difficult for a... Read more »

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Q: I was ordered to pay $600 a month in alimony for 3 years. And ex was awarded half my military retirement of $600. Du

Dumb me, I paid $1200 a month for the first 14 months. Not realizing how dfas works with military pay. I have stopped paying that extra $600. Still paying the alimony. I wasn't Court to pay the half of the military retirement pay. The question is, can the extra money that was paid... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Feb 22, 2022

This isn't a question that can be answered without an attorney looking at your settlement agreement / divorce decree. You need to consult with an attorney who can review the documents and payment history.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My ex-husband and I have agreed to extend my alimony for one year until our last child graduates from high school.

What kind of document do we need to make our agreement legal? I would like to create a simple letter stating the agreement rather than a formal modification (which I think is more expensive). Please advise.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Feb 21, 2022

You need a formal modification - otherwise, it won't be enforceable. At this point, it's just a promise and he can change his mind with or without notice.

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Q: What can I do after finding out my wife who knows I have medication required illnesses and no other insurance dropped me

she dropped me w/o my knowledge?

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Feb 14, 2022

If there is no divorce in progress, she is not required to carry you on her insurance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: deduct med bill from her child support?

Me and my ex Divorce agreement we are splitting our medical bills 50%

But she refuses to reimburse me for my half if i pay the bill.

Can I deduct med bill from her child support?

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Feb 14, 2022

No you can not. You need to pay full child support and then pursue the medical bill or offset it against medical bills that you owe.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: In joint custody, if child wants to live w me at 14, can he attend school in my County if dad gets final say per decree?
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Feb 10, 2022

You will need to file a modification to address all issues. Your child can't just move in with you at 14. There needs to be a revised court order.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: My wife left and took my kids almost a year ago. I don't know where they are or a contact number for her. What do I do?
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 29, 2022

You can hire a private investigator to find her. If your children are in school, they are likely enrolled in school somewhere.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My child support case said it was denied and that a case already existed on $tars? What does this mean
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 28, 2022

It means there is already a child support case open.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Husband abandoned our car (in his name only) and the family over a year ago. Do I have any rights to it, Can I sell it?

I found the car not too long ago abandoned, just as he abandoned the family. He is an alcoholic with many DUI's and domestic charges. He won't be driving anytime soon. Plus I am being told he moved out of state. I need money, he has not paid any child support. I have our marriage... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 23, 2022

You can only sell a car if it is titled in your name. If it isn't, then a divorce court will have to award you the car prior to you selling it.

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Q: Is it true that I will have to sell my house if I purchased it before marriage, I’ve paid the mortgage for 15 years

Is it true that I will have to sell my house if I purchased it before marriage, I’ve paid the mortgage for 15 years with no help , I added him to my deed upon getting married , we have a child that’s in college… can I keep my property?

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 23, 2022

It is not a foregone conclusion that you will have to sell your house. Refinancing may be an option, or an exchange of other marital assets in lieu of accumulated equity. You need to speak to an attorney who will be able to look at exact numbers so they can give you specific advice.

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Q: My childrens dad just got a new job.How long do he has to work for me to file a modification for change in income ?

When he had no job they set child support amount at $100 but now he’s at a job that pays $15 per hour , how long does he has to work before I can file for a increase in child support.

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 20, 2022

There is no set timeframe. You can file for a modification immediately if you wish.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I file for abandonment if father has refused to talk to or visit with his child for over a year.

We share two children. Father does pay child support, but refuses to communicate with one child but sees the other every other weekend.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 19, 2022

No, the court can't make him be a good father. He can only be required to pay support, which is what he is doing.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How to pursue past due expenditures related to no child support in 9 months, while waiting for divorce to be finalized?

I have been waiting for my husband to provide his check subs and sign the divorce documents for overstate vorce documents for over 6 months now. He has not provided any support for his children since may 2021. I would like to know how to proceed with pursuing past due expenditures for the last 9... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 14, 2022

As long as he's not paying you, he has no incentive to sign. You can file for divorce, ask for a hearing for child support going forward as well as reimbursement for past expenses. Speak to an experienced family law attorney about your case.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My wife gained physical/legal custody of her children at final divorce hearing with her ex, can I adopt her kids?

The father has been incarcerated before and found in contempt of court, doesn’t pay child support etc. We were recently married, currently live in TX but court hearing was in Georgia, she wants me to adopt but the biological father (her ex husband) will likely not want me to be able to adopt.... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 12, 2022

You can file a contested adoption. You need to speak with an experienced adoption attorney who can handle this.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My husband received 100K from his Stepfather in form of a publicly traded company stock.

Originally it was owed by his Father. When he died it went to his Mother and when she died it went to his Stepfather. My husband didn’t get along with his Stepfather so I was surprised when his Stepfather gave him stock. Now that my husband and I are divorcing, is the 100K considered... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 10, 2022

No one can give you an exact answer, but it is possible that the money was converted to marital property when it was placed into the joint account. Speak with an attorney about your case so they can review your documents and give you specific advice.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Going through a divorce after 13 years of marriage. The house is in both of our names. I got angry and kicked a hole

In the wall.. he's trying to tell me I can't have the house because of it and that the judge will make me leave. Is that true

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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 10, 2022

The hold is not relevant to division of property. However, there may be cause for a restraining order and removal if violence is occurring. Speak to an attorney now about your options.

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