Atlanta, GA asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia

Q: How can I let the non- custodial parent get our 16 year old who wants to live with him?

Since he haven't really been in her life he wants to do the right thing by her he lives in Nkrth Dakota and I live in the state of Georgia what legal service would we have to do to get this done.

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P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: That depends. If there is a custody order, you will need to modify that so that he can register her for school. If the order was in Georgia, and she is here now, it would be appropriate for him to file here to modify it. If you both agree to terms, this could be uncontested and an attorney could assist you for an relatively inexpensive rate.

If the order was in North Dakota, you should still consult with an attorney to see what your options are. It could be domesticated in Georgia, but it may simply be easier to contact an attorney in North Dakota.

If there is no order, he would need to file to legitimate the child in Georgia in the county where she lives. Again, if this is by consent you can have an attorney prepare the papers at an uncontested rate.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If there is a current custody order, a modification of custody will need to be filed to change the designation of primary physical custodian. This can be done by consent if both parties agree to the terms.

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Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleagues. You will need to file a custody modification order, but if you both agree to this then there shouldn't be any issues with it. You may want to consult with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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