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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I got married April 2017 we've been separated since June 2017, we have two minor children together, i have no idea wher

I have no idea where he is, I know he's in the same county and state as me, as far as I know he's been in the streets, I don't want anything but a divorce and sole custody of our kids

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on May 15, 2020

Shouldn’t be a problem. He can be served by publication if necessary.

For more information visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I’d like to find a “pro-family” adoption lawyer, if there’s such a thing. How can I go about finding one?

The mother of my child and I would like to speak with an attorney regarding an adoption we went through with. We placed our daughter for adoption in January 2019 in what was supposed to be an open adoption.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 20, 2020

There are numerous attorneys that can help you with your case. You should call around to a few to find one that suits your needs and preferences. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: Dcfs got involved in my life with my child's birth...if i was to let my mother legally adopt her will my case close...
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 20, 2020

Possibly. However, if there is a dependency case, any placement will need to be approved by the juvenile court.

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3 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: i'm 16, and i'm adopted. I was placed on abeyance kind of like probation!! Can i go live with my birth mother?
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 10, 2020

No you cannot. You must live with your legal parent/guardian.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What can you do about coercive adoptive parents? Things didn’t turn out how they promised.

If a married couple adopts a child; promising the birth mother that she will be involved in her child’s life, and afterwards not following through or even wanting a relationship with the birth mother is that coercion? What can she do legally?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Feb 6, 2020

This really comes down to the facts of your specific case. You should consult with an attorney who can review those facts in detail and present you with options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What can you do about coercive adoptive parents? Things didn’t turn out how they promised.

If a married couple adopts a child; promising the birth mother that she will be involved in her child’s life, and afterwards not following through or even wanting a relationship with the birth mother is that coercion? What can she do legally?

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Feb 6, 2020

Whether you have any grounds to overturn the adoption would depend on the specifics facts of your case. There is not enough information in your inquiry to determine that. I suggest you speak to a family law firm to determine your options.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: What can I do about my son being taken from babysitter s house while I was at work and someone giving him away

My name was forged in paperwork signing my rights away of my child to a complete stranger hours away. He has since been adopted and idk what to do or how I can get my baby back. This has been going on for 2 years almost and I reached out to several law enforcement agencies to try and find my baby... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 3, 2020

The circumstances of your case are unfortunate, it is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case and provide you with a tailored response and representation.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

I wish you well....
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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: If i have a dfacs case in they gave me a plan to work in i didn't.than i finally wanted to work my plan. In they are try

To get my kids adopted how can I prevent that.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 22, 2020

You need to first begin working the plan and attempt to get as much done in the case plan as soon as possible. You also need to immediately contact an attorney to discuss your options for fighting the termination of your parental rights. This is a serious matter and should be treated as such. Once... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What would be the process of grandparents getting custody of teenage grandchildren if the mother fights it?

Father is dead, and they want to be with his parents. Mother is abusive emotionally/mentally and in the past physically. DFCS was called a few years ago, but she got off with a warning. They are 17 and 15, both girls. The oldest turns 18 in May. I understand that the first thing would be to prove... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 12, 2020

There are a number of avenues that you can take to pursue custody. Two of which are a private dependency action or a third party custody action. You should contact a family law firm to discuss which avenue would be best for your specific circumstances.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: My daughter wants to be adopted by my husband who has raised her. She's not been legit by her bio. Is adoption possible?

Bio dad pays child support but doesn't check on child or attempt to be a decent dad. My daughter has not been legitimized by her bio father. Is name change or adoption possible?

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 11, 2020

A number of factors go into whether or not a step-parent adoption will be granted. I highly recommend that you speak with an experienced family law attorney to discuss the specific facts of your case to determine whether a step-parent adoption would be appropriate in your case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can adoption be reversed by any chance in Georgia if one of the parties involved are not biding by the contract

The adoption through an adoption agency

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 10, 2020

You should consult with an attorney who can review the terms of the contract and present you with the options. Without knowing the facts of the case in detail it would be difficult to provide guidance. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If I was adopted by my step mother and she was put as my mother on my birth certificate can I change it?

My birth mother signed over all her rights and my step mother married my father and adopted me. I am over 18 now and I want to get my step mothers name off my birth certificate. Am I able to put my birth mother back on it? If so how?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 9, 2020

If I understand you correctly, your birth mother’s rights have been terminated. That being said, birth certificates are governed by the office of Vital Statistics/Records. You cannot have your parents' names removed from your birth certificate; it's a vital record and deemed a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I switch from temporary guardianship to permanent guardian?

Mother of child is on the run from law enforcement and father is unknown. She doesnt visit or help with any of the needs the child has. Pretty much abandoned the child after appointing me temporary guardianship.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 6, 2019

You would have to apply for temporary guardianship, even though the mother has "given it to you." Since you already have physical custody of the child you would qualify for appointment from the probate court. There are other qualifiers for temporary guardianship, and for this reason it is... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: I would like some review on this lawyer name Ahmed Hassan.
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 2, 2019

It is unclear what your question is. Please provide a clarified question, and I or one of my colleagues will do our best to assist you.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can a gaurdian legally adopt children with only one parents signature and agreement.

When the other parent has a open custody case open

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 23, 2019

The short answer is no. In Georgia, a child who has any living parent or guardian may be adopted only if each such parent and each such guardian:

(1) Has voluntarily and in writing surrendered all of his rights to the child to the department of human services or to a child-placing agency...
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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I am needing to help with filling custody and adoption paperwork for nephew and niece. We live in GA but case in TN.

Mother of children is in TN state rehab facility for women. Would like to patition the state of TN for legal custody and adoption of nephew.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 21, 2019

If the case is pending in TN, you will need a TN licensed attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can we adopt my nephew although he is in a foster home that wants to adopt him?

My husband and I just found out that his nephew will be adopted by a foster family next week if no one in the family steps up to take him. We would love to possibly adopt him but we are not sure what to do or if it is possible. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri while we live in Columbus, Georgia. He... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 20, 2019

Time is of the essence since the adoption will take place next week. You should consult with an attorney immediately who can help you plan the proper course of action for this. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My husband has been paying child support for his daughter regularly for over 9 years.

We have never had any contact with the child at the request of her mother. She also requested 5 years ago that my husband allow her husband to adopt because he is the only father she knows. He agreed it was in her best interest and we never heard anything else about it. Recently within the last... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 13, 2019

Child support terminates upon adoption. They are refunding you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My son exited custody to non biological family from when we were both put in dcs and split up I want to get him back.

I exited custody aged out and he exited to his fathers foster parents I just want to get him home. Or at least to ither my mom or my husbands foster parents. His father moved out and left him behind. I want him with me or actual family that I can be able to see him more often.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Aug 27, 2019

You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case and help you plan the proper course of action. Not knowing the details of your case it is difficult to provide you with direction. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How can I find out my real fathers name,age,residence.

I never recieved any info from my mother before she passed. I Grew up as if everything was a secret in my life. I have a birth certificate with adopted dad its a chapter 31-10 and 290-1-3 what does that mean and why is my life before adoption non exsisting. Rumor had it i was a foundling child. I... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Aug 19, 2019

Have you considered hiring a private detective to see if the can locate the information for you? That may be a route you want to consider. Also, have you discussed this with any other family members who may be able to assist you in putting the pieces together? -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq.... Read more »

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