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Q: Am i entiled to death benefits if i just found out my bikigical father passed when i was six years old.

Am 32 just found out biological father passed when i was six and i have two half siblings. Am i entiled to what the siblings got from the state on him. Or am i to prove hes my father by dna. Siblings say dna no issue. I just dont know if i can find out if im entiled to anything or if i can find out... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Questions about Non-Consensual deathbed photos?

This begins with my Uncle who was omitted into the ER after he went into the Hospital for a common checkup.

He was immediately induced into a coma, due to Respiratory Concerns, and passed away Weeks after.

Now my Interest, or rather Confusion begins with someone completely unrelated... Read more »

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Q: In a domestic relations standing order, it is signed by 5 judges but no file number and I wasn’t even aware of the paper

It’s stapled to a contempt of court filing for visitation . The petitioner is the other grandparent and the joint custody order is not even with her but her son. How is it that there is a domestic relations standing order that I never was made aware of?

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

A standing order means that it applies to all cases filed in that county. If it was stapled to the petition, that means you are being made aware of it. It applies from the date you were served.

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Q: How does my husband go about adopting my daughter?
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Q: What can I do about my husband legally being named the father on the birth certificate and a child's last name changed?

My daughter's biological father who has never been in her life passed away. She's never met him been around him for been involved with him ever. My husband has taking care of her since before she was even born. I would like for the biological's name to be removed and my... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 15, 2022

Your husband can apply to adopt your child.

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Q: I legally changes my daughters last name in Pennsylvania, but she was born in Puerto Rico

Now when i try to get her new birth certificate with her new last name, when I called they told me i needed to get a lawyer in Puerto Rico. Why do I need to do that if I already have the court order from Pennsylvania.

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Q: In the State of Georgia, what jurisdiction does the family court have over dependent adults?

Child turning 18 yrs. of age and still in High School.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 15, 2022

None regarding parenting time. Child support and expenses until the end date.

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Is child support still warranted if there is joint physical custody with a 60/40 split? If so, who pays?

My ex husband and I have had joint custody of my daughter since we divorced 7 years ago. However, I have had primary custody of her legally. My daughter has expressed interest in living with her dad during the week, which is fine, as long as I still have my time with her. I have always had her... Read more »

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Q: My Ex (NCP) has not paid child support in 60 days. Do i need a lawyer to file contempt of court?

I no longer have a lawyer ( he lost his license). I cant afford another lawyer for the $293 monthly child support payments he makes.

Naja Burroughs
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Naja Burroughs
answered on Sep 12, 2022

Whether you "need" a lawyer to file a contempt action is a matter of opinion and likely depends on the facts of your case. You do not have to have a lawyer to file a contempt action, however. Cobb County Superior Court's web page has a link to Forms that a pro se litigant (a person... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can and opposing attorney bring up reasons not listed in a petition for custody hearing?

If a petitioner says their reasoning is for a specific thing, can they bring up other evidence not listed in their petition during a hearing.

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

Yes, they can bring up anything that is related to the best interest of the child.

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Q: My grandfather just passed away and without a will but the only surviving child is a son which is over the house

My mother whom has passed away should I get her claim part and what do I do

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Q: I got served papers in August to come in to the dcss so I did and I paid them a payment of $457 then they told me to com

I got served papers in August to come in to the dcss so I did and I paid them a payment of $457 then they told me to come back sep 6th and have a payment of $457 and they wanted me to pay on my arrears so they want me to pay all together $1007 my arrears is $5941.00 and the paper says if I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If someone transfer a title illegally to a motorcycle, what can be done to get the title back?

My sister-in-law and her ex-boyfriend purchased a Harley Davidson motorcycle. She paid $4k and he only paid $800, promising to pay her the rest. She has text messages that prove he agreed to pay the $4k back. He took the title from her and transferred the title into his name without her consent.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Criminal Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What if the victim doesn't want a protective order ior if yall married with kids
Joshua Schiffer
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Joshua Schiffer
answered on Sep 4, 2022

Lots to unpack there. It "all depends" on the situation and facts, as a TPO is different from a criminal charge and the bond from a criminal charge operates differently than a TPO.

Marriage adds more complications and a step back to gather your thoughts and get some guidance from...
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Q: Am I allowed to have my son miss a supervised visit with dad for family vacations?

I currently have joint legal custody with my baby's father, and sole physical custody of my son. I am going on vacation to see my family which we do once a year so that we can all be together. My son's supervised visits are always supervised on public by someone that both parents chose,... Read more »

Joseph E. Cheeley, III
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answered on Sep 2, 2022

You will need to follow the terms of the court order.

As an alternative, you may propose another day as a makeup, or agree to make the visit on the trip virtual and a makeup visitation. Any agreement should be in writing.

Otherwise, your visitation schedule may need to be revised.

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Q: Can I get the DFACS documents in Georgia with warrant info the removal of my child. 20 yrs ago

My child taken by dfacs years ago. I want to read the documents including the warrant info allowing dfacs to take my baby. My child is 19 yrs old now.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Employment Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Hello Lawyers: I want to know, can I sue French Montana and Coke Boys Record?
Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Aug 29, 2022

A person can file any lawsuit they want against whoever they want. However, whether that lawsuit is successful and warrants merit is another matter. Further, filing frivolous lawsuits can result in severe sanctions. Thus, consult an attorney before you file any type of lawsuit.

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