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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I am hiding from my ex & filing for divorce does he have to know where I live? I have threats from him, we have 1 child

he lives in another state and is willing to sign the papers for the divorce. But he doesn't know where we live and the last time we saw each other he tried to fight me in front of our child his mom and my other children. I have threatening text from before changing my numner

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 3, 2020

If he's willing to sign and doesn't care where you live and doesn't want to see his child, sure. Most likely he will want to see his child, and as co-parents, you both need to know where each other lives. If he's sent you threatening texts, that's not a good sign that... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: Live in GA, son 15, smokes marijuana, defiant and wants to come and go as he please.

Can he be legally be put out and will the police come out him out?

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 3, 2020

No. You have to find resources to help, but you can't put your child in the street.

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Q: can you move out at 17 without your parents cinsent
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 2, 2020

No.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: being i did a witness affidavit as my friends attorney requested will i still be subponeaed

so i took my friend steve home on break for him to find out his girl friend was not home but there 2 children was left alone which they are not even 5 years old so i am a witness to that happening! so a few days went by and steve told me that his paid attorney needs a affidavit from me other wise... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 30, 2020

You need to ask the attorney who issued the subpeona. You can also hire your own attorney.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Requirements to get alimony and child support.

We got married while living in Tennessee. I was already living there and we married and he moved there. At this point I wasnt working because my doctors took me.out of work so I was applying for disability. He came and got a job and worked the entire time. We have a child that he doesn't help... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 29, 2020

There are many factors that go into calculating alimony. You need to speak with an attorney about your options.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My ex and I agree that our daughter can move out of the country to live with me, do we still need to file a move away?
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 24, 2020

Yes, you should get a formal court order prior to any move.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I file harassment if ex keeps sending messages that I’m not doing A B C what is stated in our paperwork when I

In fact Am doing everything our paper work says. but they are constantly bringing up these things in emails / text from How things were Poorly handled Several years ago. can I do anything about this matter to put an end to it?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 24, 2020

This doesn't sound like it rises to the level of harassment.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I am divorced my ex and I have joint custody and he is not keeping to the agreement what can I do.
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 24, 2020

You can file for contempt and ask the Court to force the other party to comply.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: If the custodial parent is working but not reporting, could they get in trouble?

The custodial parent started working after we divorced and she has not reported to child support. I have proof that she is working.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 24, 2020

No one is required to report income to anyone after a case is over. If you think your child support should change, you can file a modification.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Q: Can a defendant file a countermotion against a judge's decision to award plaintiff's motion for attorney fees?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 23, 2020

You can't file a countermotion against any decision.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Does the non custodial parent have to be present during child support modification

im in the process of putting my son's father on child support but he's not cooperating with the agents and not showing up for court. Can they proceed without him and the judge set a monthly amount?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 23, 2020

Yes, they can and will proceed without him.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My Wife is wanting to get full custody of her son from her Ex-husband. We can't afford a lawyer. Can it still be done?

Ex-husband has primary custody in a joint custody arrangement. He and the son live in Louisiana. She was to have sole custody before it was finalized. She let her son (5 or 6 at the time) spend a few months with Ex. He changed the papers and refused to bring son back because he didn't want to... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 21, 2020

Winning a custody case like this is extremely difficult without an attorney. She needs to find one.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Mother is non US citizen. Baby is born out of wedlock. Can the father gain full custody without problems?
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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 21, 2020

Mom not being a citizen may not be relevant. If you're asking if it's guaranteed Father will win custody because the mother isn't a citizen, the answer is no.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I live in GA and need to have my daughters last name changed back to mine. Never married the dad/ he’s not legitimized

Do I still need his permission to do this? He’s violent and very aggressive, however, he has been absent for a while so I’m not 100% sure how he would react I just don’t want to chance a bad reaction or putting myself/ child in harms way

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 21, 2020

You can apply for a name change. If he has not legitimated, he does not have any rights at this point.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Who does the arrears belong to the mother or child?

My ex owes me CS from 2001 through my daughters date of adoption by my current husband which took place in April 2007. My daughter is now 20 years old. I’m wondering does the arrears belong to me because she thinks it belongs to her. Her biological dad and my daughter wants to take me to court.

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

The arrears belongs to you. There is nothing they can take you to court for.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: The defendant in my case has been granted a continuance to an unknown date next year, how can I get a faster court date?

This is for Family Court. I filed a motion for contempt due to the defendant blocking all contact and communication from our children. They have since obtained a lawyer and has been granted a continuance. Is there a way to get the continuance dismissed or a faster court date, being as it involves... Read more »

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Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 18, 2020

The continuance was already granted so it can't be undone. You need to speak to an attorney who can assist you with obtaining a prompt hearing.

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

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can i filled for divorce with a open Paternity/Legitimation case open?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 18, 2020

Yes, you can.

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

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Hi, in 2016 I was arrested and sentenced to prison. While incarcerated the father decides to fight and won custody of

our child. I got out April of this year and he's now wanting to return custody. How do I go about doing this?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 18, 2020

Hire an attorney to draw up the uncontested custody modification paperwork.

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

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Is after school care at my son's school covered by child support?

We both utilize the after school program at his school. I pay his mother child support and she is telling me that my child support payments don't cover ASP when he stays with me and I need to pay for those days. Do I, or is it covered by my child support?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 17, 2020

Your child support order will tell you. If it doesn't obligate you to pay, you don't have to. However, it does seem logical that you would pay on your days as a nice gesture.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: If I am remarried and we have a child together can I have my child support lowered from my previous marriage?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 17, 2020

You can try. Sometimes, if your income has gone up, or the other party's has gone down, there may not be much of a change in support.

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

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