Not only is she a drunk but she talks bad about me in front of my children but dfcs is considering giving them to her anyways just because she is my biological mother! Help I have no idea how to remove her legally from my life
There are a number of factors that would need to be considered to determine whether the property is a marital asset. Some of these factors are whose name the home is titled in, whether this was a home purchased during the marriage or a gift from the friend, whether you have contributed to the...Read more »
What RIGHTS do I have as the AUNT? My brother/his ex girlfriend have no legal court documents for custody over my nephew. Nephew just now been living with his dad (my brother) for the last 3 years while his mom (ex GF) gets "on her feet". But my brother had to leave for a couple of months out of... Read more »
I've filed, mother has absconded with our children and moved out of state. I knew where she would be, her mothers house, and was able to get a good serve. I had an attorney help with the paperwork. I know Ga has jurisdiction due to UCCJEA. They havent even been gone 3 months, lived here 2.5 yrs... Read more »
You need an attorney. Even if you have the evidence of her mental health conditions, if you do not know the rules of evidence to get that information before a judge, the judge can not consider it. You may also want to request a guardian ad litem to investigate the living conditions of mom's...Read more »
You need to first begin working the plan and attempt to get as much done in the case plan as soon as possible. You also need to immediately contact an attorney to discuss your options for fighting the termination of your parental rights. This is a serious matter and should be treated as such. Once...Read more »
What do I do? The judge ordered him to pay an exact amount of my attorney fees and I paid the rest. Now he isnt paying and my attorney is trying to make me pay saying that he isnt so now I have to. Even though he signed an agreement and so did a judge. The case has been closed for over a month.
You can file a contempt against your former spouse for his failure to pay. However, if you have a contractual agreement to pay your attorneys fees to your lawyer, the lawyer can pursue payment from either you or your former spouse. The order only acts as a reimbursement, it does not alleviate you...Read more »
I decided to move on relationships wise and now all of a sudden come to find out,she never told c/s to drop my case, and now it looks as if I haven’t been paying anything or keeping and watching my child,
Unfortunately, even had she closed the case, it would not dismiss the order. The custodial parent could still re-open the case and initiate collection actions by DHS. You need to gather any receipt of payments made to the custodial parent (hopefully these were made by check or money order and not...Read more »
I have a court order issued in Atlanta ga. Ncp moved years ago to Florida. Is not paying child support. He is in arrears $50,000. I would like to file contempt. Do I file in Atlanta were I live and order was made? Or do I file in Florida, were he lives? How would I get the best results? I
FYI, I’m not an attorney, so forgive my ignorance. Also, I am not referring to a lawyer asking for a continuance or an extension of time. I have a feeling opposing counsel is deliberately talking in circles for hours on end and running up the clock in order to stall. The hearing has been... Read more »
There is not a procedure similar to a filibuster in litigation. An attorney is entitled to a complete and thorough opportunity to examine and cross-examine witnesses. However, this examination should be limited to information that is relevant to the case at hand.
I have evidence that the Child protective services case worker who made the report after having my children removed from my custody lied in the report to justify her actions. Not only do I have documentation proving her lies, but I also have eye whitnesses to the entire incident when she took my... Read more »
If you can demonstrate that based on the cases workers lies, the children would not have otherwise been deemed dependent, you may be able to get your case dismissed. You need to consult with an attorney to discuss your allegations and options moving forward. An attorney should be appointed to you...Read more »
We are both on the lease, she has told me she wants me to move out within 60 days. I know she is seeing a coworker but don't have photo/video evidence. I understand bedrooms and bathrooms are off limits. Are common areas open for surveillance without the other family members being aware?
If you legitimately owe more than $2500 in child support arrears, you will not likely be able to obtain a passport. These type of suspensions are handled directly through the Department of State and their guidelines are very strict.
If a final order of custody was granted to the father, you will have to show that there has been a material change in circumstances since the entry of that order, which would warrant a change of custody back to you.
I need to know what the laws are for someone that is in prison and their wife is wanting to file for divorce. What can he do to keep from losing what him and his wife has built and where can I go online to look up what his rights are to be able to send to him?
O.C.G.A. 19-5-1 through O.C.G.A. 19-5-17 are the statutes that govern divorce in Georgia. As far as what he can do to protect his rights, that will depend on the specific facts of the case. The judge will look at the specific facts of the marriage, the conduct of the parties during the marriage,...Read more »
It is going to be very difficult for her to contest a dependency action while incarcerated. Unfortunately, if she is not released prior to a termination of her parental rights, she will not have a defense to the dependency. If she has a relative or non-relative who are willing and qualified to take...Read more »
Father is dead, and they want to be with his parents. Mother is abusive emotionally/mentally and in the past physically. DFCS was called a few years ago, but she got off with a warning. They are 17 and 15, both girls. The oldest turns 18 in May. I understand that the first thing would be to prove... Read more »
There are a number of avenues that you can take to pursue custody. Two of which are a private dependency action or a third party custody action. You should contact a family law firm to discuss which avenue would be best for your specific circumstances.
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