Father never legitimated, but paternity was established via a signed paternity affidavit from both parents. In addition, child support enforcement also generated a paternity establishment via their administrative court proceedings. I have lived in Ga with child over 6 years. Neither parent lives in... Read more »
Filing a modification of child support is more detailed than just presenting a child support worksheet and addendum. It often requires the exchange of updated financial documents. You should consider at least consulting with an attorney to discuss your options.
I filed for child support in October 2018, in Georgia. They lost the DNA test, I had to take him back again, prolonging the process.....and they are just now finalizing it, IN JULY, I haven’t received any payments... Read more »
You are going to continue to be at a disadvantage proceeding without counsel. The judge is not going to be able to advise you on how to proceed with your case and which laws apply in your action. If the expenses are from the birth of your child, they are typically reimbursable, however, you need...Read more »
Yes, a legitimation petition can still be filed and depending on the circumstances of the protective order, can still be granted. You should speak with an attorney as soon as possible to determine your options for having the protective order modified as it relates to contact with the child.
MYSELF AND HIS DAD ENROLLED HIM IN SCHOOL AGAIN THIS YR THE MOTHER OUT OF NOWHERE WENT TO TRY GET HIM OUT EARLY SCHOOL WOULD NOT LET HER TAKE HIM BECAUSE SHE IS NOT ON HIS PAPERWORK BUT HAS ALSO ENROLLED HIM ANOTHER COUNTY SCHOOL WITHOUT DISENROLLING HIM FIRST BUT SHE CANT DO THAT EITHER BECAUSE... Read more »
If there is a current custody order that she is in violation of, your son would need to file a contempt action against his former wife. Additionally, he needs to consider filing a modification of custody action if prior to this stunt mother has not seen the child in a year.
he does not want to be with her she went to his school on the first day and attempted to check him out but school wouldnt let her have him since it was myself and his father that enrolled him she was not on any paperwork but the same afternoon she showed up out of the blue supposedly to bring his... Read more »
If the parents were never married, unfortunately only the biological mother has rights to the child. Your son should consult with an attorney immediately to move forward with filing a legitimation action to establish his custodial rights. I am assuming this has not previously been done as there is...Read more »
I ask with the assumption my son's father will be convicted of charges he has received, including four felonies (aggravated assault - firearm) and two DUI's. We were married at the time of birth. We are in GA.
Gal has restricted us from seeing each other and requiring counseling for the child. The child is 9 and was having outbursts. Her dad got remarried after 5 weeks of seeing a woman and I started dating her mother a month after that. I don’t even have a speeding ticket on my record and have had... Read more »
A guardian ad litem can not issue orders controlling the parties' behavior, but can only make recommendations. However, most judges take a GAL's recommendation as gospel and may make an adverse custody decision against the party who fails to adhere to the GAL's recommendations.
There can be several reasons that a judge denies bond for an individual defendant, including but not limited to prior criminal history, prior history of failure to appear, holds from probation or other jurisdictions, the seriousness of the pending charges, etc. Without knowing more facts of this...Read more »
My gf had twins but they were taken by the state a few months after birth. The paternity test determined I am not the father. Now GA DFCS is suing me for child support. I don't want to have to pay child support for kids that aren't mine. What are my options?
If a divorce is pending, there is likely a standing order in place which would prohibit you from selling the home without your wife's consent. Additionally if she is on the security deed, you will likely need her signature to sell the property even though she is not on the mortgage, whether a...Read more »
My grandson is 16 and his mother moved away with a man she met on the internet. He refused to go as he wants to finish high school here in Toombs County, GA and graduate with his life-long friends. I am his grandmother and he has been living with me for 2 months now. I take can of all his needs:... Read more »
There are several options here. You can petition for custody in juvenile court through a private dependency action if mom has essentially abandoned the child or file a third party action for custody. You should consult with an attorney right away to determine the best course of action depending...Read more »
I had sole custody of our daughter for the past 12 years. right before her 12th birthday in July, 2017. Dad and I divorced before she was 3 and he was gone. He tried a few times when she was 6-8 maybe but he had some other kids and all so it faded out. When she was 10 he met his now wife and has... Read more »
He likes to pick on me and in a not funny way and and make me cry and never pays child support on time. He trys to take me out of school for a week to go to Disney and gets mad when I say I cant go I would like my mom to have complete custody because seeing my father is not good for my emotional... Read more »
I agree with attorney Jordan. Whether the court will continue to make you exercise visitation with your father will depend on the specific facts of your case. However, if there is an order of visitation, your mother is going to be required to follow it until you reach the age of 18. If this is...Read more »
My fiance has an open defacs case because her mother is seeking legal custody. Now because we have no lawyer they have appointed my fiance's son an attorney and she is being told she cant have any contact with me or she could lose custody of her son and I have never been convicted of any... Read more »
If you are the custodial parent, you will be able to get child support. His having other children may affect the amount of support that you are entitled to. You should consult with an attorney to discuss your options.
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