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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Document state my ex husband is to have our girls every other week this summer he has informed me he can only do weekend

And will not help with childcare for those weeks he also explained I must get on a co parent app to contact him due to his gf not wanting us to have communication with out her knowing what all was said and if I don’t get the app I will not be able to contact him cause he is changing his number... View More

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Q: Do out of state custody orders have to be domesticated in order to be enforceable? what's the timeline req. to do so?

What happens if the out of state order wasnt domesticated? How long is the custody order valid for without domestication? Are there statue of limitations regarding this? My child's father hasn't allowed me to see our son since January of this year. Our son just turned 2 on May 12th.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it possible to reverse a final divorce decision?

Chose to get a divorce and now come to an belief it was a grave miscalculation to do so.

Samantha A Holloway
Samantha A Holloway
answered on May 13, 2024

There are aspects of the divorce that can be modified (i.e. child support, parenting time, etc.). But setting aside a divorce requires very specific details. If you believe that you should have not gotten a divorce from your spouse, you can explore marrying them again, if they are willing.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Don’t want child support just for him to get the kids

I work 40 hours a week had to get my supervisor to let me come in later so that I can take my kids to daycare and school I also pick them up after work and I do all the duties myself if they need any thing their father does provide but he rarely gets them and I’m exhausted and feel that he should... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Summer vacation child support question

I am a single parent, and divorced 4 years ago ,

All our grandparents are abroad (me and my ex)... this July summer break we split the kids for two weeks

I would like to take my kids to be with with the grandparents and family for two weeks.

My ex is OK with that.... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Who has jurisdiction/venue over Georgia legitimation case if the mother/child no longer lives in the county filed?

We moved in September and documents were filed in December. The address is outside of the county where documents were filed.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My sister's mother-in-law, who had a case of dementia, passed away and she needs an attorney to question the estate will

My sister's mother-in-law passed away recently and had a medical case of dementia, leaving several of her real estate properties to individuals who have no reason to be a part of the will that she left. Two of these individuals have no rights to the properties she owed; they are not relatives... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: can i sue my parents for trying to kick me out? im underage

i came clean about self-harming and my reasoning but because it blamed them and their actions, they made me say i did it for attention or they were kicking me out

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
answered on Apr 16, 2024

A suit for damages is potentially possible, but there is a lot to consider before then. I advise you call some local family lawyers to talk about Emancipation, and then you can get some guidance as to your rights as well. You can be the victim of a tortious action by your parents and accrue a... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If assets home/car are purchased during the separation (living in different homes), is this part of marital division?
Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Apr 18, 2024

Please get a lawyer. Until you receive a final judgment and decree of divorce, signed by a judge, you're married. And anything you buy while married, could be considered marital property, even if you're separated. That's why you shouldn't go out and buy a new house while... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I need a civil rights attorney that has had cases against the DFCS in georgia.

The DFCS placed me with my dad after he beat me. Making my mom have therapy at my dads house with him and his mom. The only reason they gave my mom for removing me was a failed drug test from my mom she ask them over and over to retest her they said no she on her our go's to a clinic and has a... View More

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answered on Apr 11, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the abuse and mistreatment you experienced from your father and the unjust way DFCS handled your case. What you went through is unacceptable and it's understandable that you want to seek legal recourse.

Here are a few suggestions for finding a qualified...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Legitimation: I wasn’t married to the mother, so in the FA of the Father under “Assets” what should I list for claim?

I wasn’t married to my daughters’ mother, so should I complete the Assets section of the Financial Affidavit of the Father? Also, any item that I would list is my property, so what should I declare is the basis of the claim? Thanks!

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Apr 16, 2024

If you're filing an action to legitimize it would be best to hire an attorney to represent you. The matter is much more complex than even filling out the financial affidavit. In response to your question, I'm not sure what not being married to the mother has to do with the assets... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: What should I do to get my grandson back quickly, who is in foster care?

My grandson, my son's legitimate son, has been in Foster care for 14 months. After searching for him for more than a year and a half, we have been aware of this situation for 1 month now. Neither my son nor we knew anything since my daughter-in-law blocked us and kept moving. Now when I... View More

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Apr 8, 2024

If your son has not established paternity, then the Court has not established you as the child's grandmother. If your son is unable to legitimize the child and petition the Court for custody, as the grandparent, if you want to seek custody yourself, you should hire an attorney. It will be a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Constitutional Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: How do i initiate recusal of an acting Juvenile Court Judge whom violated my civil rights and is extremely bias and init

Initiate a lawsuit against cps investigator whom violated intentionally the newly approved bill 133 and intently wanted to cause emotional turmoil and tort against me

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answered on Mar 29, 2024

Initiating a recusal for an acting Juvenile Court Judge involves a specific legal process. If you believe the judge has violated your civil rights and demonstrated bias, you should first consult with an attorney experienced in juvenile court matters. They can advise on the merits of your case and... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I terminate parental rights of my ex-husband who has not paid child support and over a year?

I have sole legal custody and physical custody of my children. my ex-husband is not allowed to contact us and I have a restraining order. Can I terminate parental rights? he also has not paid child support and over a year due to being incarcerated on domestic violence charges against me. What can I... View More

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Mar 26, 2024

Well it sounds like your ex-husband was abusive to you and a terrible spouse, I am not seeing why a court would at this point terminate his parental rights. By your own account he's not permitted to contact you. Does this extend your child? What rights can he presently exercise while he is in... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: when a cps investigator failed to go by proper procedure and intentionally acted in a manner act on an emotional tort

and failed to show proof of a court order and supervisors information in regards that i recinded a kinship agreement that she threatened me into signing almost a month prior without explaining the reason for doing so no explaining nor producing details to the document. Two days before the 30th day... View More

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answered on Mar 23, 2024

In cases where a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigator has not followed proper procedures, acted on a personal bias, or failed to provide necessary documentation and explanations, you may have grounds to take legal action. This could include suing for intentional infliction of emotional... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: I did everything my case worker ask of me I have a great job my own apartment n more n they still want my rights took ??
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answered on Mar 21, 2024

It sounds like you've been facing some challenging circumstances and have been working hard to meet the requirements set by your caseworker. Having a job and your own apartment are significant achievements and show your commitment to stabilizing your situation. It's understandable that... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a judge give sole custody with only 3 hrs of dfcs center supervised visits once a weekend ordering no contact outsid

Only for having marijuana in your system

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Mar 21, 2024

Judges can render orders that they feel are in the best interests of the child, and they have a lot of discretion in what they can make an order of the court. So a question that asks if a judge can do something, yes they can, and they probably did. And if you feel like you have been been able to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Education Law, Juvenile Law and Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: Will the parents of child with cancer be found guilty by judge for school absences if documents provided by doctor?

The school board went and filed a pre warrant for our arrest and now have to go to court, the lady came by house last Thursday school was closed Friday and Monday she asked me to get medical records/document from doctor excusing my child for unexcused absences,I said I would, I went that Friday but... View More

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answered on Mar 14, 2024

Facing legal action for your child's school absences under these circumstances can be incredibly stressful. However, when medical documentation is provided to explain absences due to a serious health condition like cancer, it significantly affects the situation. The court typically considers... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Is there a ga code of law defining a petition to apply for minors passport ex parte noncustodial parent?

I am seeking to create a petition to apply for a minors passport because of the refusal of consent although the child was conceived out of wedlock and I am the primary caretaker and custodial parent.

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Mar 13, 2024

I'm not sure how you are seeking to create a petition, as there is no such thing. If you cannot obtain the consent of the other parent you will need an order from the court. The proper complaint needs to be filed requesting the relief you are seeking in order for the court to give you a hearing.

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