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Q: Can a judge order me to take my kids out of school to visit their father in another state?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 25, 2022

A judge could order such a thing, depending on the facts of the case, which the judge would take into account before making such a judgment. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the case in detail and provide you with feedback.

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Q: do I still have to take a drugs test for dfacs even after the judge ordered that I don't have to,?

I got a phone call from drug tester the other day even after the case work has been acting really bitter with me since then and say I will not get my son until I take a drug test but the judge say I don't have to because I don't have history of drug abuse

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Q: Husband abandoned our car (in his name only) and the family over a year ago. Do I have any rights to it, Can I sell it?

I found the car not too long ago abandoned, just as he abandoned the family. He is an alcoholic with many DUI's and domestic charges. He won't be driving anytime soon. Plus I am being told he moved out of state. I need money, he has not paid any child support. I have our marriage... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 23, 2022

You can only sell a car if it is titled in your name. If it isn't, then a divorce court will have to award you the car prior to you selling it.

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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: Is a non custodial parent aloud to get medicade and food stamps using the children 's information ?

Dad has primary custody of kids. DAD and I cover children 2 private insurance for medical. Mother is non custodians and Is received bennifets Snap and peach state medicade for herself and children.she also received impact payment for covid relief. Mother has limited contact with children though... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Boyfriend filed legitimation but the mothers lawyer required him to fill out complex paperwork and he couldn’t afford

Afford his own lawyer. They were teen parents 7 years ago, his name isn’t on the birth certificate but he does have the DNA test and pays child support and she has refused all contact between him and his son. He tried to file legitimation but the requirements her lawyer was asking of him were too... Read more »

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Q: My childrens dad just got a new job.How long do he has to work for me to file a modification for change in income ?

When he had no job they set child support amount at $100 but now he’s at a job that pays $15 per hour , how long does he has to work before I can file for a increase in child support.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 20, 2022

There is no set timeframe. You can file for a modification immediately if you wish.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I file for abandonment if father has refused to talk to or visit with his child for over a year.

We share two children. Father does pay child support, but refuses to communicate with one child but sees the other every other weekend.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 19, 2022

No, the court can't make him be a good father. He can only be required to pay support, which is what he is doing.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: In a divorce - if there has been domestic violence or family violence perpetrated by one spouse and his family….

And parental alienation by the husband and paternal grandparents who is manipulating the child against his mother. Is it likely the mother will get full physical custody and the father supervised visitation? Is it more likely the mother will get the home? This is in Georgia USA

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Jan 12, 2022

Its really hard to do a thorough analysis without full context, but Domestic Violence always grabs the attention of the Judge when looking at Family Law Cases.

At the same time, judges will almost always ensure both parents get substantial time with the child regardless of the criminal...
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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My wife gained physical/legal custody of her children at final divorce hearing with her ex, can I adopt her kids?

The father has been incarcerated before and found in contempt of court, doesn’t pay child support etc. We were recently married, currently live in TX but court hearing was in Georgia, she wants me to adopt but the biological father (her ex husband) will likely not want me to be able to adopt.... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 12, 2022

You can file a contested adoption. You need to speak with an experienced adoption attorney who can handle this.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I’m suppose to pick my son at 6pm for a holiday schedule, but i leave work at 7pm. Can i pick him up at 8pm?

My court order says: K

The parties shall notify the other party within a reasonable

time (defined as not less than seventy-two (72) hours in non-

emergency situations) prior to their custodial periods of their

intent not to exercise said physical custodial periods.... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 12, 2022

Going by what you have posted and assuming that is the order, then if you give advanced notice you should be able to do so. Be sure to discuss it with the other parent so there are no conflicts

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Hi my fiance was arrested I didn't press any charges but the state did is there anyway I could get them dropped?

His charge is a misdemeanor he's recently in Jackson county jail and his bond is $1350 he broke a mirror that he gave to me

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Jan 12, 2022

The State, through elected prosecutors, retains all authority when it comes to whether to pursue charges or not, unfortunately.

THAT BEING SAID, as the alleged victim you retain substantial influence over whether the State can be successful in trying to prosecute him. First off you have...
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My husband received 100K from his Stepfather in form of a publicly traded company stock.

Originally it was owed by his Father. When he died it went to his Mother and when she died it went to his Stepfather. My husband didn’t get along with his Stepfather so I was surprised when his Stepfather gave him stock. Now that my husband and I are divorcing, is the 100K considered... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 10, 2022

No one can give you an exact answer, but it is possible that the money was converted to marital property when it was placed into the joint account. Speak with an attorney about your case so they can review your documents and give you specific advice.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for Georgia on
Q: What can I do to make my sisters pay me my portion of our deceased fathers home ?

my father committed suicide and my two sisters and myself are all three equally inherited the house and are on the deed but my sister refuses to give my third one of the property and she was renting it out but now she has moved into herself full time ... and at first just blowed me off and now... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 5, 2022

You will probably have to hire a competent GA attorney to file an action for a Sale For Partition.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My boyfriend was arrested on cruelty to children in 3rd degree but the child was not present at all

I have text messages from the ex girl friend stating she met the police at the mother of the child's house. I have a bunch of evidence supporting that he was not there and the police were not called nobody went to jail that night it was 2 weeks later that they came to serve the warrants and he... Read more »

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

Are you working with an attorney regarding the case? If not, he may want to retain one so that he can address this legally. Consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options.

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