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Q: Can a father take a mother to court for visitation rights. When the father is backup on child support,

The father don’t volunteer to do nothing for child skips months without paying child support. Backup on child support. Had baby out of wedlock. Never been married, and father mad cause I said child couldn’t go on a family vacation so he want to take me to court, but haven’t did anything.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 7, 2022

He has the right to file for legitimation and parenting time.

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Q: Child Support in Georgia question is in the more information area below. Thank you

My ex husband and I have joint custody. Our daughter 16 (he adopted her at 2), hasn't had contact for 2 1/2 years. He hasn't payed child support at all. She was being treated very badly, and starting having issues, even had to have counseling..I tried to communicate and discuss it but... Read more »

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Q: I have been down on my luck and struggling to find stability since Feb 2022. My ex has filed against me about children

Partner I had was arguing with me at end of June in front of my children. So I left the residence with my children and asked my Ex husband to come and get them. This past Friday I was served with summons and have no visitation privilege's until hearing. How do I answer the summons and false... Read more »

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Q: Can you get the monthly payment amount ordered for child support arrears reduced?

I am on disability and have been paying what I can on my child support arrearage but it is less than what the order is for. Is there a way to get the monthly payment reduced? Not the total arrearage amount owed, just how much I have to pay every month.

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Q: what court hears GA Minor trust account breach of fiduciary responsibility? my ex used trust account to pay child

GTMA IRREVOCABLE TRUST BREACH OF FIDICUARY DUTY BY FATHER WHO IS FORMER TRUSTEE AND had WITHHELD 7200$ of FUNDS FROM me after transfer of trustee role JANUARY 9, 2019. im disabled and it is my childs survivor benefit lump payment. I REPORTED EACH MONTH MISSING and several times to inspector... Read more »

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Q: if i was never served any child support papers can i be arrested and took to jail
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jul 21, 2022

Service needs to be perfected before a case can move forward. But you need to pay child support if you have a child who does not live with you.

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Q: I have a 24-year-old sister who's physically and mentally disabled. If she burned herself who would be held responsible?

My Mother files her as a dependent but does not legally have power of attorney over her. I am home most of the time with her and help take care of her with cooking and changing while my mom and dad work.

Joseph E. Cheeley, III
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answered on Jun 4, 2022

No one would be liable.

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Q: I was ordered to pay child support for my daughter who will be 19 in June She's in college but has nothing to do with

I have continued to pay even though they were never compliant about ordered visitation . They have turned my daughter against me . Do I continue to pay??

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 13, 2022

Child support typically ends at 18 or when they are finished with high school. She’s no longer a child, so unless there is some reason in your order that you have to keep paying it then you should be able to no longer do so. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of... Read more »

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Q: I currently on child support for 2 kids but one of them have been staying with me for 2 years and i still pay.

could i get my money back?

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on May 8, 2022

You cannot get your money back. You need to file for custody and a child support modification.

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Q: When can I lawfully stop paying child support? My child is 18 now, but he doesn't graduate until May of 2023
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on May 5, 2022

Support will stop when he graduates high school.

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Q: I voluntarily closed a reunification because dfcs and my kids father defense. Mentally I'm ready now how do I reopen?

I called dfcs for assistance and explained how I had nothing and nobody to help me after losing my car and having to quit my job no daycare choices for my hours. Mentally I became worse the more they tries to "help" to where I responded I rather die before you continue embarrassing me.... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 6, 2022

You have a lot going on here. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail, help you sort it all out, and provide you with guidance.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I need legal help very bad. I have filed for divorce back in 2017 and my x refused to show up for court

My x convinced his parents to call DFCS bc he thought I was on drugs (really bc he later learned I had started dating someone)

His parents are millionaires (truth) and managed to get temporary custody now refusing to give her back bc they don’t like my boyfriend

Judge said I... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 6, 2022

It does sound like you have a lot going on. You should consult with an attorney who can review the case in detail and provide you with guidance. If you can’t afford an attorney try contacting Legal Aid to see if you qualify for assistance.

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Q: Found out who father of daughter is after many yeas can I ask forsupport.

This is for support of my friendwho needs help

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 6, 2022

Yes, she can seek child support. There will be a DNA test done to prove the person is the father. If he is found to be the biological father then he will likely be ordered to pay child support. She should consult with an attorney who can help with the process.

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Q: Are there any programs providing support for children whose fathers are serving life without parole in prison?

I'm a single mother with 3 children. Their father has been incarcerated since 2015. He is serving a sentence of life without parole. I have not been able to find any information about programs that might provide any kind of financial support.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 3, 2022

Depending on your income, you may be able to qualify for some federally funded assistance programs. You can find information about them here. Some allow you to apply online. If you are approved you can get financial help in the form of cash, help purchasing food, health insurance, and more.... Read more »

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Q: At 16 can a child live on their own with parental approval and income from the parent. (whether emancipated or not)

The parent would be willing to allow the child to live on their own, so the parent would be willing to pay for the child’s needs such as food and housing

Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
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Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
answered on Apr 12, 2022

Once a child is legally emancipated, he or she will be expected to provide for themselves. In fact, before approving emancipation, a court will determine whether the minor has the ability to take care for themselves. This is just one of many factors the Court will take into consideration.

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Q: Is there a way for me to cut contact with my child’s father? (For the better interest of my child)… I’m 18 and he’s 19

I had my baby when I was still a minor and we’re not nor ever were married. He didn’t wanna sign the birth certificate since the baby didn’t get his last name so he’s not even on his certificate. He barley sees him and doesn’t contribute towards him at all. As of now it’s just taking... Read more »

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Apr 4, 2022

Based on the limited facts provided, it appears the biological father has not legitimized his relationship with the child (i.e. the biological father has not taken the necessary legal steps to be considered the legal father). If that is the case, you would have sole legal and physical custody of... Read more »

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