Jacksonville, FL asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia

Q: I'd like to get a consultation on obtaining legal custody of my son.

Hello,

I'd like to get a consultation on obtaining legal custody of my son. He lives with his mother (my ex-wife) and stepdad. My ex-wife has an alcohol addiction. Last October she got into a car accident while being drunk. She was in a rehab all December but she started drinking as soon as she got back home. My son sometimes (one day a week) stays alone with her while she is drunk. I worry about his safety and would like him (and so does he) to come live with me and my new family.

What is the right way to obtain a custody in this situation.

Thank you.

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

A: You need to file a modification action immediately given these circumstances. If there are genuine issues of safety with the minor child, you may be eligible for an emergency hearing as well. We are here to help if you need it. (404) 525-3080 ejoneslaw.com

Samantha A Holloway
Samantha A Holloway
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I applaud you for taking the steps to secure your son’s safety. I agree with my colleague that you should prefer a modification of custody. My office conducts consultations on custody issues. You can call us at 678-390-3503.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You should consult with a family law attorney as soon as possible. You need to gather your original custody and child support agreement so he or she can review it.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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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’m sorry you are going through this. You should consult with an attorney right away who can help you with the proper course of action to address the situation. You need to file for a modification and address this issue right away. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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