Questions Answered by Regina Irene Edwards

Q: I want my son to live with my father in IL while he's in high school (4yrs). what do I need to do for guardianship?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 29, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
There isn't enough information to answer this question. This cannot be done without the father's consent, and more information would need to be known your son's father's parental status and custody orders in place.

Q: My ex continue to text me about things beside our kids. The divorce says he can contact kids by age appropriate devices.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 28, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Ignore him. He'll stop eventually. Or just send the same response "Please do not contact me about anything other than the children."

Q: Can my ex-wife use my VA Disability Income to calculate child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You have to pay what the divorce decree says you have to pay.

Q: A woman who got custody of her two boys in Fl, moved to Georgia and lost custody of boys to the state of Ga. Should

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 25, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
This is too specific a question to be answered here. You need to consult with an attorney who can review the court orders and give you specific advice.

Q: I have a arrears order for Michigan now Georgia comes along with a support order. Which one is valid?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 24, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
No one can answer this question without reviewing your court orders. You need to consult with an attorney.

Q: I’m not sure how to interpret a part of my child custody parenting plan. The dad and I are arguing over something.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 24, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
The paperwork is what controls, not what the mediator said. If the parties didn't want Spring break to start until age 5, that could have been put in the parenting plan. Just let him have spring break, and you can have it next year.

Q: Dad and mom have joint custody, dad pays mom child support monthly, custody of the child is 50/50

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 24, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
It's possible. Disparity of incomes is also a factor in determining child support. 50/50 custody doesn't always eliminate child support.

Q: My Child is missing and kidnapped by the other parent. I need an attorney who can file a 24 h emergency hearin

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 23, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
If the child has actually been kidnapped, then the police should be contacted. If it is a simple custody dispute, you need to contact an attorney.

Q: In Georgia, how do I respond to a request from my former husband to inspect my house? He has been violent in the past.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 23, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Any response must be e-filed with the clerk and sent to his attorney. Go to the family law division in Fulton County for assistance. He will be allowed to have an appraiser come to the house. Once the appointment is set, just have someone at the house with you for your security.

https://www.fultoncourt.org/family/family-flic.php

Q: I'm planning on running away from home and my aunt has offered to help me. Can she help me without being charged?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
It is a crime to interfere with a parent's custodial rights.

Q: What can I do? My husband got guardianship of his niece and nephew from the state of Georgia, in 2013 in 2018 passed

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 19, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You probably need to speak to an attorney in Missouri.

Q: Parenting plan says ex husband gets the kids every other weekend. If I have an event to attend with my kids That falls

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 19, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
No you cannot tell him that the children are not available on his time. You are certainly welcome to ask him to switch weekends with you, but if he does not agree, you cannot deny him his parenting time.

Q: Does my child have to let ex husband know every detail of what goes in our household?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
No, he doesn't have the right to know everything.

Q: Do I have sole custody of my child?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
That question can't be answered without looking at the documents signed by the judge. You should consult with a family law attorney with your documents.

Q: Can you please tell me how I go about domesticating a foreign judgment in the state of Georgia?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 15, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
There is no easy way to explain the process of domesticating. First, you must obtain 3 copies of your Michigan order(s). Then contact an attorney to process the domestication to make sure it is done correctly.

Q: My child's mother is witholding visitation and filed for a custody modification, I havent seen my child in over a month.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 15, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You are correct that a modification action cannot be maintained while the custodial parent is in contempt. This requires a good deal of evidence including evidence that you have actively tried to enforce your parenting time rights.

Q: My spouse has not responded to the divorce petition, it has been 41 days. Can I get a default divorce judgment?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
There are no default judgments in Georgia. Depending on the circumstances, and if he was properly served, you can set it down for a final hearing.

Q: If messages were illegally obtained and sent to another party, would that other party be liable under this code?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
There isn't enough information to answer such a specific question. In general, evidence that is obtained in violation of the law cannot be used in court.

Q: My husband is worried that the judge will order him to be locked up after non child support payments, is that possible?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
If the court order wasn't changed, he owes her the full child support. He needs to start making payments and exhaust all efforts to pay the money he owes. He also needs to hire an attorney and file for the modification to stop the payments, have her pay him and to change custody.

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