Questions Answered by Kim Ebert

Q: Will anyone help a single mom in Forsyth county stop a wealthy ex husband and his family from violating a court order?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
Many attorneys, and I’m assuming local to you too, provide free consultations. Also, check with the local legal aid. Child custody situations can be stressful, but a competent local attorney can ease the stress. Good luck.

Q: A child was taken away from me a week ago my DHR. I passed my urine analysis yet her supposed father was granted custody

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
A parent generally does not lose parental rights without a trial, which would mean the case was well along procedurally. If there was a trial set and you failed to appear, the clock is ticking fast on your time to challenge the result. I agree with the other attorney. You need to consult with someone.... and quickly.

Q: How do you file for more time to retain a lawyer if your spouse has filed for divorce? Judge gave 2 wks. I work FT!HELP

4 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 2, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
Contact a competent attorney today and let your attorney deal with the Court forevermore ;)

Otherwise, contact the Court. You’ll find yhe sooner you retain an attorney the sooner the plane has a pilot.

Q: My son is 16, he has a job and I have every other weekend visits with him. He just got a job and his work schedule

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 31, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
What she said, no.

If he's like a typical 16 year old keeping his attention, especially with alternating weekend visitation is particularly hard. He's not going to be this young forever. This isn't legal advice, but..... every second you can spend with him, like in the confines of an enclosed automobile's space, is another second you have time with him. Just a thought parent.

Q: How would I go about getting a non biological father off the birth certificate and have my son's last name changed

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
Was the child born into an intact marriage? In other words, were/are you married to the "nonbiological" father at the time your son was born? You should consult with an attorney for options.

Q: Can a woman take another woman to court for sleeping with her husband even if she did not know

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
No, but it's a good lesson in doing a background check and knowing the person you're about to intimate with. And as the other lawyers suggest, the "other woman" may be dragged into a nasty divorce .....

Q: My son is 15 and wants to live with me. Can he sign an ex parte if he is currently being treated for suicidal thoughts?

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
Well, as an attorney noted this was posted from Louisiana. The good news is that as it appears the child's father - whether or not he's the biological father sounds to be irrelevant from what you've written - it sounds like the father and the child's primary residence is in Georgia. Georgia has specific law regarding a child's desires of where to live after a certain age and whether or not the Court will consider them. Whatever the situation, you need to consult with a competent attorney...

Q: I have a signed voluntary acknowledgment of legitimization, what steps do I take to file for visitation or custody?

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 19, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
The law changed some time ago regarding the procedures related to legitimization of a child and your acknowledgment may fall within the old law. At any rate, your issue really is a procedural one. That's where a lawyer comes in. You can spin around trying to figure it out, or pay someone a fee to figure it all out for you, frame the facts in an efficient manner. Money up front always saves a LOT in the rear. We went to school for this stuff.

Q: How do I go about making my incorrigible, unruly 15-year old, biological son a ward of the court in Gwinnett County?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Probate for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 19, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
You may consider filing a Petition to declare the child a delinquent. Talk to a competent attorney, many will charge a fee for a consult. But it is certainly worth it to have direction and options even if you don't retain the attorney.

Q: Can I legally move out and take my biological daughter with me (keeping same state/school) if my wife wont move too?

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 19, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
Uh, you should not just leave the State with a child, even if there's not a pending action. Jurisdiction lies where a child has lived for the past 6 months.... it's the "Home State" of the child with all the attendant legal ramifications.

Back to the facts of your case which have nothing to do with leaving the state, since you want to stay in the same "school district," it's still best to keep your ducks in a row with the aid of an attorney. Timing is everything. Talk to a competent...

Q: Can my 16 year old sister come live with me if our step mom is mistreating her she cut her off from everyone in her life

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 19, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
Your question involves a legal concept called, "standing." You don't have standing under the facts you've outlined to interfere with the father's parental rights. But if by "mistreating" you mean neglect, then perhaps you may talk to DFCS if the facts are serious enough. If it's an outright safety or the child is in danger issue, call law enforcement.

Q: Does a father who is not legitimized have to cooperate with dfcs?

4 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 19, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
No. A person doesn't have to "cooperate" with anyone or any agency. Whether you should, if it's in the best interests of the child or in the defendant's best interests are other questions.

Q: Can stepparent adopt my child if I am not legitimized and haven't paid child support but have maintained regular contact

4 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
I agree with the other attorneys. The Court's going to want to know a lot about this difficult situation and you walking into the Courtroom and skipping down "babble street" is an almost certain trip to no-go.

Q: do I have to comply with dfacs in Georgia about visitation tho there's been no court order safety plan or signing of any

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Juvenile Law and Probate for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 6, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
Are you the mother? Whatever you do, don't take legal advice from a Caseworker. You need to consult with an attorney before this gets out of hand.

Q: I dont got that kind of money i still havent been able to het legetimized

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 6, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
You don't necessarily have to hire an attorney to represent you. Some attorneys charge a consult fee for in depth consultations that provide guidance and options.

Q: Can my daughters step mother make me make up time with my daughter because I got her for a Christmas dinner?

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 6, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
You don't have to listen to her. But you certainly shouldn't be telling her that. Just don't listen. Ask yourself, what's it worth? If you can give up the time, then it may be worth not fighting about it. In my experience, if 2 parents can't get along or there's a step-parent in the muck, adhering to the visitation plan is imperative. You may consult with an attorney about how to deal with like situations in the future. Paying for a consult now is much better than a court fight later,...

Q: Looking for a lawyers help in a child support case ongoing in greene country GA

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 6, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
If your fiancee isn't working, he has time to go sit at the Child Support Office and deal with this. Insofar as threats, if they're physical or verbal, and in particular in front of the child, he may want to consult with an attorney too.

Q: Wife gives away or sells playstation worth $700 what can i do.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 6, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
You should look at the cost and utility of your issue. What's the system worth now? Where are you procedurally with the pending divorce? Have you gone to mediation yet? First, don't loan her anything else obviously. Second, if you have an attorney, shoot her an email - short and to the point. I'm more concerned with why this divorce has been pending for a year and you're worried about a Playstation. Get the divorce done.

Q: my husband was inured in a involuntary psychiatric hold, no one will tell me what happened and won't give records

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Nursing Home Abuse for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 6, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
This is a family law forum. Your question involves a tort(s). Consult with a lawyer that specializes in that area of law.

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