What is the maximum length of time that a person can be held in jail for "Civil Contempt -- Back Child Support"? There are no criminal charges. Amount of child support arrears is $3,500. The person in jail has zero financial resources and zero ability to come up with the money to pay the... Read more »
The court will only order jail time if the court finds that she has not exhausted all resources in order to try to pay. $3500 is not a lot of money to come up with. She needs to have applied for loans, title pawns, sold jewelry, gotten a 2nd job, maxed out credit card, asked for money from...Read more »
My daughters father sued me for legitimation and was given more financial responsibilities than we had agreed upon verbally. Since the judges final order, he has not complied with any of the judges orders, including visitation (reduced amount of time than he previously had). I filed a contempt... Read more »
I applied for automatic deposit. 4payments we’re electronically deposited. I also received weekly paper checks. CIGNA states electronic deposit was done under a different persons account and deposited in my account. They say I have to pay them back the 4 payments that were electronically deposited
My fiance and I live in Ga and are moving to Tn in September. My ex has primary custody of our daughter. I am not taking her with me and plan to come to Ga for my visitation. Do I need to have permission to move by myself?
He left almost a month ago ,took all of his personal items, all TVs and left me with the Bill's 2 months behind ...I barely make it now and he says his attorney says I will have to pay him alimony...is that possible?
There are many factors that go into whether or not alimony should be paid at all, but alimony can't be awarded if there is no ability to pay. You need ton consult with an attorney who can review both parties' financial situation and give you specific advice.
Everytime my kids come over they tell me that they do not want to live with their mother anymore. I ask them why and they tell me that they are scared of her and her boyfriend. No divorce has been filed by her or I so do I still have every right she does?
Their mother and I are still legally married,we have not been together since 2010. My children are 11 and 10 years of age. They tell me that they are scared of their mother and her boyfriend and that her boyfriend bullies my son by punching him in the arm and chest and calls him a sissy and a... Read more »
You need to speak with an attorney about your situation. No one can advise you of your custody chances based upon a short message. Custody encompasses many factors, and the judge has to analyze all of them before making a decision.
You don't ever have to sign legitimation papers. He can file for legitimation and ask the court to award partial custody and parenting time, even if you don't agree with it. Consult with an attorney about your options.
Both parties are in agreement of the contents but opposing partys' attorney is not in agreement of how the agreement is written - says order text MUST match exact text from agreement given to the court - although the proposed order drafted by opposing attorney has been altered without consent.... Read more »
This is not a general question, but a very specific one that no one can answer on this forum. In general, the oral agreement should match the written agreement. Without proof of the oral agreement, you may have an issue. You need to consult with an attorney.
I am seeking to modify/change the foreign order & have all of the necessary evidence to back my case available. I am just not sure if I file for full custody OR ask for modification of the foreign order in regards to how I should actually answer/respond?
How to answer a case you've been served with is something too specific that can be answered here. You need to consult with an attorney to make sure it is done correctly. Having all the necessary evidence won't help if you don't know the correct procedures for introducing it to the court.
The attorney of my ex is asking me to sign the divorce settlement that is to be sent to a judge - without the presence of a notary. She says I can do that because she is also the notary that will be stamping our agreement. I have a major issue with this. ONE - how can she prove I even signed the... Read more »
The point of a notary is to verify that the person purportedly signing actually did sign. Therefore, a proper notary signature includes in person signing and verifying the drivers licence. You should never sign a document and send it for notarization later. That is highly improper.
I dismissed my attorney from my case and am now pro se. My ex still has an attorney. We are not at odds and have an agreement. We went to a hearing where we just said we had an agreement. His attorney later sends me our agreement with added clauses (not agreed to during hearing) - telling me i have... Read more »
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.
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 »
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 »
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