Miami, FL asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia

Q: My ex doesn't want to assist me with sharing custody but wants to file for custody

What about if he tries to get custody of the kids because he doesn't want the child support 2 be remodified or increases

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Regina Irene Edwards

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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: He can file for custody if he wants to. He's not going to say he's filing because he doesn't want to pay child support. He will have some other reason he thinks the children are better off with him. He would have to prove it in order for you to lose custody. If they have visited with him as little as you say, and you haven't been the reason he can't see the children, then he will probably lose.

Paula J. Mcgill

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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If he files, you oppose it. If he is due for an increase in child support, you should schedule a time to discuss this matter in full with an attorney.

P. Justin Thrailkill

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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Most guys do that when you try to establish/modify support. It doesn't mean he will be able to gain custody. That will be based on the facts of the case and he must show that there has been a material change in circumstances in order to modify custody.

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