According to your statement, the divorce decree says "age appropriate devices." It's probably a safe bet that telephone qualifies, but it depends on what your judge defines such devices as appropriate at certain ages. You should consult with an attorney for a better opinion based on the divorce...Read more »
I have an ongoing child custody issue with a non biological father who is listed on the birth certificate. ( The child was born in Texas, I reside in Clayton County, the non bio father and child in Paulding County.) Since 2013 I have beer trying to the child back in my custody, but he has refused.... Read more »
Under the facts as you've stated them, I don't see termination of parental rights or adoption as a reasonable expectation on your part but I don't know enough to state definitively. I don't quite understand some of what you've written so it's tough to address things much further. Look, it's a...Read more »
A lot depends on why another person has temporary guardianship of your daughter and whether or not such guardianship is voluntary. At any rate, your question is so vague it doesn't permit an answer without further discussion. Consider consulting with an attorney to discuss the facts of your...Read more »
His father is helping write letter, modifying documents and etc... what can I do to stop this? Do I even have a chance? He’s 15 but his father lives in a bad area and has a substance abuse problem. I don’t want to give up ... I know he’s 15 but he’s still a kid! Please help me.
If you are served with a modification action, you must answer it of course. As you seem to know already, Georgia allows children 14 and over to express their preference as to which parent they want to live with. That choice is presumptive and may be used to seek modification, time limitations...Read more »
We currently live in Georgia. We are planning to get married in Florida. My partners exwife is currently living in Puerto Rico and receives child support thru ASUME. Before we get married we want to do a prenuptial agreement to protect my income from being subjected in the calculation of child... Read more »
So your inquiry is rather specific. I'm not exactly sure about what you think a pre-nup will accomplish in this circumstance. People cannot contract away their obligation to pay child support, if they have one. However, if you consult with an attorney to verify the facts first, I think you may...Read more »
The judge Signed of on the parenting plan we came to an agreement in October 2018. Parenting class for father was a mandatory. Father is now saying there’s no time limit and refuses to take the classes.
A Parenting Class is always required in any domestic relations action including children. If it was a temporary parenting plan and there's still a final hearing in the future, then ideally before the next hearing. Your attorney will let the judge know. If the by judge signing off you mean on a...Read more »
Yes, talk to your attorney about your concerns. He works for you. If that still doesn't resolve the issue, you may consider a consult with another attorney to discuss your options. ~ Kim Ebert, Attorney at Law, (678) 818-6543, serving Georgia, Florida, Hawaii and several Federal Districts.
The supervisor of defax told my daughter no my mother couldn't do guardenship cuz she lives in Florida but the child is placed in Florida with my mother as foster. I have read that guardianship could be done if parental rights we're thinking of being stripped but if so do they go through Florida or... Read more »
You're in luck. I'm licensed in Florida and Georgia. I disagree with what the DFCS employee said. The issue really is whether your daughter will consent to the Guardianship of her child. If the answer is yes, there's really no reason that a Guardianship action cannot be had in Florida even if...Read more »
First, you may wish to consult with a local attorney here to review the language of the order(s) that award you visitation. A competent attorney in this manner will also provide you options. Hopefully both personal jurisdiction of the other parent and the order(s) of which you speak are the same...Read more »
I am a grandma of a daughter whom got into trouble in Georgia. While my daughter was jail defax came in took her daughter out father's care they did contact her and put her in temporary custody but I also contacted them telling them I would take guardianship of her if anything happen and have my... Read more »
Even if you can't afford a retainer of an attorney to represent your interests in this matter, and an attorney certainly can help you, some attorneys offer consultations for a fee that will give you guidance as to what steps you may take without an attorney to represent you in court. Good luck.
Emancipation of a child is not a good thing. For parents, it generally means asking the Court to declare the child a juvenile delinquent and that's a path that no parent should hope for as it means that the State will take control of the child and may commit the child to an institution. (Besides,...Read more »
My fiancé was ordered to pay child support through arbitration after a divorce (it was never thru child support services) and per what he reads...the paperwork sayshe is to pay until the1st year in college. I've never heard of this. If both kids are past the first year, how can he get the payments... Read more »
Right, consider consulting with an attorney to discuss the facts in depth and what options are available. An attorney is trained in interpreting the language of settlement agreements and knows procedure.
I agree. And this is a highly disfavored action. If you're already represented you need to talk with your attorney, and if you're not, you should certainly consider consulting with one before you travel down this path.
I'm moving out of my mom's house because of financial reasons. She can no longer support me while I finish high school so I'm moving in with family friends that can. They are in a different county but same state (Georgia) Can I (or they) legally enroll me in the high school there because my mom... Read more »
The best source for an answer to this question and 1 that may be able to assist in any possible transition would be an appropriate official at the school, such as a counselor or administrative employee. The completion of a high school education is an extremely important step to success in life....Read more »
It doesn't sound to me like you need to file for legitimization Heather as a mother has no standing to do so. My questions are more along the lines of why was your child removed from your custody? Were you married? Are you subject to a dependency action? Has your son lived with you in Georgia?...Read more »
my husband wanted me to be a stay at home wife and he work, so he makes the money and im left with nothing, and when he does give me something, its like i have to keep the receipts to show where the money went and then he says its not my money its his, he worked for it. we fight everyday. he cant... Read more »
While it is possible, it is not probable under the facts as you've written. However, you should consult with an attorney for options and suggestions prior to deciding whether or not to divorce related to the financial issues you wrote about. You have a child and support and visitation will most...Read more »
However, if by "guilty" you actually mean a family violence protective order, a family law attorney (especially one with a law enforcement and criminal defense background), will be able to discuss options with you. Time is of the essence though if you plan to challenge this and have legal grounds...Read more »
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