Ellaretha Coleman's answer Child support in Georgia is only calculated based on the income of the biological parents. Accordingly, a new spouses' income would not be factored in calculating support. However, you would need to consult with an attorney in Puerto Rico, or whatever jurisdiction the order originated from, to confirm that that is the same in that jurisdiction.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer Unfortunately, there are not many options for pro bono attorneys for family law cases. There may be some agencies in your area that offer pro bono or low bono legal services.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer In order to prevail on a 9-15-14 claim, you need to be incurring attorney's fees. If you are represented by counsel, you need to discuss whether this is a viable option for you with them. If you are not represented by counsel and believe that the other party has either brought a frivolous claim or is expanding the litigation unnecessarily, you need to consult with an attorney to discuss pursuing a claim pursuant to O.C.G.A. 9-15-14.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer If the child is in Georgia and you and the mother were never married, you would need to file a petition for legitimation prior to having any rights to visitation. If the child is not in Georgia, you would need to consult with an attorney in the state in which the child lives to determine your rights and options to visitation.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer Possibly. There are a number of factors that go into an alimony determination. The court will not only look at your financial need, but also his ability to pay support. You should speak with a family law attorney to determine your options based on the specific facts of your case.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer That depends on what legal documents you have. We can not answer this question without knowing what documents you have. However, if the documents were not filed in a court, they likely are not enforceable. Custody and guardianship documents must be filed with a court of law to be enforceable. You should consult with an attorney to determine your options.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer If you have a pending dependency case with DCFS, you need to consult with an experienced family law attorney immediately. The timelines in these cases can be swift, depending on the circumstances.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer Not likely that he would get 50/50 physical custody if he has not been involved prior to now and the child is 4 years old. The court will look to the best interest factors in determining custody, which includes the parties' historical parenting. You should consult with an attorney to discuss the specific facts of your case.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer You should interview individual law firms to determine if they are a good fit for your specific case. Narcissism is not something new and most experienced family law attorneys have dealt with both sides of that coin.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer The new order should supersede the prior order on child support. However, if the child support is being collected by DHS, you may need to forward a copy of the new order to terminate the child support withholding.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer You an file an abandonment application if he has not provided support for the child for more than 30 days. We would need more information to determine if supervised visits would be warranted.
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