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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Could I be awarded alimony from husband if I had no income while married?

I married my current husband about 2013 or 2014. During the marriage I was chronically sick and I couldn't work. We also have a child together that was born in 2010. I want the divorce on the grounds of infidelity and domestic violence. My son suffers rom ptsd because of the violence between us so... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 12, 2019

You need to consult with an attorney about your options. There is no formula for alimony, and it varies depending on many factors, some of which you have mentioned.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: If a judge has already signed off on the child support what is the least amount on time they mother can go back formore

Father's job changed a month after judge signed child support when can mother go back for more and what constitutes as a substantial change in income ie $2.00/hr $5.00/hr more

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 9, 2019

There is no minimum time to go back; however $5.00 per hour is not going to result in a large increase so it may not be worth it. Once a modification is filed and an order entered, then there is a 2 year window before going back, so it's best to wait until a substantial increase can be proven.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a 14 in Georgia runaway and live with another if they parent could be charged with abuse and possibly neglect?

Im 14 and Im trying to get out of the home but because Im not 16 or older i cant do anything. My friend and I are working up a case against her for child abuse and possibly neglect. I haven't looked up the second one all to much, however for the abuse case we have pictures of bruises and my brother... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 9, 2019

You need to speak with a counselor at your school about your situation. As a minor, you cannot just run away without parental permission.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: can I get my children back if my case was dismissed but refiled the same case immediately after dismissal?

My mother and ex husband had my children taken from my home on an emergency shelter order and the case was dismissed. They immediately refiled the case before I could get my children back. Does that mean they stay with them because they refiled the case or can I get my children because it was... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 9, 2019

You need to speak with an attorney who can review your orders and give you advice. We can't give advice based on what you posted without knowing the litigation history.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Mediation next month and wife for months now has acted outside of judges orders in January at temporary custody hearing.

How does this help me that rather than supervised visits as judge stated in January she’s been giving her to me unsupervised now in recent months either out of guilt because it was never deserved but I followed orders or could she possibly be considering reconciliation because joint custody will... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 9, 2019

You need to consult with an attorney about your case. This one fact is one of many a judge can take into consideration in a final order, so no one can give you advice about what would happen without hearing everything that has happened.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What are the steps I can take to stay out of contempt of court when I have no money to pay for Lawyer filings?

I lost my job and can't pay $3K / mo. Alimony. The divorce was filed and judged w Dekalb County Superior court, GA. I now live in Portsmouth VA the X-wife live in Dekalb County.

How do I petition the court after a major reduction in income?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 6, 2019

You have to prove that you have exhausted all resources in order to avoid a contempt filing. That means selling cars, assets, taking a loan on a home, car. etc. to pay the alimony. If your alimony was non modifiable, then it can't be changed. You should consult with an attorney about your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My husband bought a home while we were married 25 years moved to Michigan to work 4 years ago an I entitled to the home

He pays all the bills but we no longer can be married he has an apartment up there I just want the home he has a good job and good money I have no income he has supported me but I no longer want this marriage

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 6, 2019

In a Georgia divorce, a house purchased during the marriage is marital property.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My ex wife is blocking phone calls and monthly and holiday parenting time with my kids. Per my parenting plan I have

daily phone\video chat access. What steps can I do? The parenting plan from GA. Mom and kids live in FL for over a year.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 6, 2019

You need to consult with an attorney about filing for contempt in Georgia.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Even though I was married in Tn but now live in ga can I do the divorce here instead?

We were married in Tennessee but my son and I reside in Georgia. Do I have to get the divorce paperwork from gallatin, tn?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 5, 2019

If you and your son have lived in Georgia for at least 6 months, you can file for divorce in Georgia.

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Q: Can I do the paperwork for my divorce in Tennessee while living in Georgia without having to go there ?

My husband and I got married while we were living in Gallatin, Tennessee in 2014. We have been separated since 2017. We have a son together but he doesn't even try to reach us. I need a divorce cheap because I'm disabled. Please give advice on fastest way to have this done.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 4, 2019

If your son lives with you in Georgia, you have to file for divorce in Georgia. You can go to the Family Law information center in Fulton County to get advice on a divorce without attorney help. https://www.fultoncourt.org/family/family-flic.php

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: If I am filing for an uncontested divorce and my husband still lives in the house, do I have to split my belongings?

We were married in New Jersey in 1999 and we were split for the past 5 years since 2014. He most recently came to stay with me because he fell on hard times and he's not working as of right now.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 31, 2019

Uncontested means you and he already have agreed to everything. So, presumably you wouldn't be agreeing to give him items you feel are yours. If you don't agree on everything, then a contested case can be filed, and the judge will decide who gets what if you can't agree on your own.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I have a support hearing for a child I was told was privately adopted.

I allowed my sister in law to "adopt" my baby straight from the hospital. For 4 years I was told she had adopted her privately. I just received a summons for a child support hearing and they're pursuing child support, accidental and medical coverage for the child.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 31, 2019

You need to consult with an attorney about your specific situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Do I have the legal right to go get my son.

I'm the non custodial and ex husband is the custodial I just found out my son is leaving with a friend's family From school for 2 months the father is not in the home with our child. He hasn't returned any calls. I called cps and the police to do welfare check. My son is ok ( out of their mouths)... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 31, 2019

You do not have the legal right to just go get him. You could be arrested for that. You need to contact an attorney about filing for a modification.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I am recently divorced and just found out my ex husband had a baby during marriage . Can I take him back to court?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 30, 2019

I'm not sure what you want to take him back to court for, but the fact that he had a baby during your marriage isn't that relevant to your divorce.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: How to contest a lawyer's lien on my house?

For services not completed

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 30, 2019

The time to contest the fees probably expired long before the lien was placed. Your best bet is to call the attorney and negotiate the fee with him or her. Most attorneys will take a lesser fee in order to get the money quicker and the lien can be removed at that point.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: "CC TC FROM CP PASSED SC ADVISED NCP WAS NOT SERVED AND TO KEEP MONITORING ACC" THIS WAS ON MY CHILD SUPPRT CASE

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN, MY KIDS' FATHER WAS SUPPOSED TO GO TO COURT ON THE 24TH BUT HIS NAME WAS NEVER CALLED. THEY SENT COURT PAPERS TO MY HOUSE. SAID I DIDNT HAVE TO COME BUT I DID ANYWAYS. WENT TO COURT AND THEY NEVER CALLED HIS NAME. CHECK MY CASE STATUS ONLINE AND THEY UPDATED IT TO THIS. WHAT... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 30, 2019

He hasn't been served with the lawsuit, so your case is on hold.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Am I in contempt if I relocated 7 years ago. Dad filed a petition for full custody even though visitation never witheld

He filed a few weeks after I petitioned for child support review

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 28, 2019

It's impossible to answer your question because you didn't state how you relocated and we can't see your parenting plan to see if you are in violation of it. You need to consult with an attorney who can review your court documents and give you advice.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Ex-wife threatening to argue willful underemployment on my part to dodge child support obligation - will it stand up?

I have an MD but my license to practice has been revoked after chemical dependency concerns, leaving me unable to practice medicine. I am working to get it back but currently make about $18/hr working in the substance abuse treatment industry (as part of my efforts to get my life back on track and... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 27, 2019

The judge has wide discretion in determining whether or not to modify child support. They also have discretion to impute income if you are willfully underemployed. You aren't going to be able to get a solid answer on this forum. In order to give you advice about your case, an attorney needs to... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: If i divorce 8 months ago can my ex still request a item that she claims she forgot

The house is in my name. Nothing was put in a court order as to belongings. She moved out 3 months prior to the divorce. So hasn't lived in home for 11 months.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 26, 2019

If personal property wasn't addressed, it is presumed that the parties had already split the property. That being said, if it isnt going to kill you, maybe just give her the one item she is requesting to be nice.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I’m married to a woman and pregnant. Will my wife be on the birth certificate? Donor wants nothing from this pregnancy.

We did not go to a doctor to have this done and it was not done by artificial insemination. The father doesn’t want to be apart of this. He told us that he won’t sign the birth certificate and he was just a donor for me and my wife. Will my wife be able to sign the birth certificate and be the... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 24, 2019

You and your wife need to get to an attorney asap. Georgia's law regarding donors and same sex marriages and children are behind the times, so you need to be proactive to ensure you both have full parental rights.

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