If you are married you should file for divorce if you want some form of custody and/or visitation. If you’re not married you will need to legitimize. But it’s unclear how she can threaten to take custody unless you are the parent who has custody right now. And if that’s the case, then...View More
If you are the father DFCS will not give you custody even temporarily until you legitimize. Therefore, yes, the juvenile court will allow you to legitimize the child and sign an order, should they decide too, so that you can be awarded custody.
7 deductions have been made but I am waiting on 3 checks from Nov. Agency states nothing can be done because they are paying sporadically. NCP gets paid weekly, so why are payments not made weekly. What can I do?
If she becomes voluntarily unemployed there is no way to say how that will impact her custody or the fathers visitation. Her loss of income could cause the other party to take her back to court and ask for a change of custody. No longer having the financial capability to support the child could...View More
If they were ordered to pay your attorneys fees then that means you have an attorney. Speak with your attorney about sending them a letter if the deadline has passed. Your attorney can then take the necessary steps if they don't respond with collecting. But your attorney is still on this...View More
She ended it. Discovery in feb and admission in Sep. has blam me for it, convinced mutual friends that I am not mentally stable resulting in isolation, misled couples therapist etc. I have offered options to reconcile even after the admission of lying about ending relationship. Instead she is... View More
You can obviously make any allegations you want, the same as she. Whether the court will consider those allegations cruel treatment is up to the judge. At this point since you have completed some form of discovery, I would focus on preparing for trial. And if you can't hire an attorney, the...View More
You may qualify for a divorce by publication if his location is truly unknown. However, with a divorce by publication the court is limited on the issues they can decide and often will be prohibited from making determinations on issues such as child support and equitable division if there is no...View More
I recently broke up with my girlfriend, who has no job and pays nothing, but lives with me in my friend's house. She then abruptly revealed that she is pregnant, a child I do not want. She agreed at first and scheduled an appointment to have an abortion, but is now changing her mind, holding... View More
child support remains in place until the child turns 18, graduates from high school, or turns 20, whichever occurs later. However, the Child Support Services (CSS) will not automatically stop child support when the child reaches one of these milestones. The parent paying child support must file a...View More
Child support is always owed as long as you have a court order in place saying you have to pay per month. If she closed the case before the court signed an order, then when she does get an order, the court will not award her retroactive child support if it’s a GA court. Support will start from...View More
You should speak to the child support office where you opened the case and ask them any questions you have regarding how they plan to move forward. And I would also say, it's difficult for child support enforcement to properly handle cases where the non-custodial parent is not a W-2 employee....View More
I have asked for a copy numerous times. They also tell me they have a recording of me,which I didn't consent to. Can they legally keep this information from me. The county in which they should of been filed has no record of them
Whether or not your spouse or ex-spouse has to send you copies of documents depends on what documents they are. It is unclear what documents you are asking for because you stated they were "separation papers." If you mean a complaint for divorce then yes, you should have been served...View More
Speak to a lawyer. Because you refer to the other party as your ex-husband, and if the divorce is final, they likely don’t have to give you a copy of any paperwork. If the divorce is still pending, you are entitled to certain documents to be turned over to you if you request them. But you need...View More
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