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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Percentage of attorneys fees in ga can a judge award
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 17, 2019

There is no set amount that a judge can order in attorney's fees. The amount will be dependent on the specific facts of each case.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: is there a time limit to reopen a divorce case in GA ?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 15, 2019

There isn't a simple answer. Time limits vary based upon the reason for reopening. However, that sort of relief is very rarely granted.

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Q: What % do you pay on attorney's fees in ga?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 14, 2019

Every attorney charges different fees. You should contact a few and see what their fees are for the services you need assistance with. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Child custody battle paternal grandmother won sole custody now filing for attorneys fees is there a maximum ammount ?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 14, 2019

No. There is no maximum amout that can be awarded.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex filed for a modification for custody/child support. I want to prolong it . How?

My ex filed for a modification for child custody / child support. We both have Joint custody me being the primary. I was served with a summons. The paper says I have 30 days to respond. How can I prolong that another 30 days and can I do it without legal representation? I am at transitional center... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 11, 2019

You have to respond in 30 days. Just respond as best you can. You need to provide the court with an address so you can get notices. The response doesn't have to be fancy. Just file a response in plain english addressing the allegations and make sure your address is noted. It must be filed with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can cps remove a child and give it to the person who called them, when that person has absolutely no blood relation?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 10, 2019

CPS has reasons for why they remove children and for why they place the children with particular people. Without knowing the facts of your case in detail it's difficult to provide guidance on it. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Parental rights

In the state of ga if I sign my rights away will I still have to pay child support ? I am court ordered to pay now .We have not did a legitimization yet and she will not let me see my daughter but she wants me some rights away ...

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 8, 2019

You will still have to pay child support unless she is legally adopted by a stepfather. If you go through the legitimation process you will have legal rights to her and be able to visit her. You may want to consult with an attorney about filing for legitimation. This is not up to the mother, as... Read more »

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Q: Parenteau rights

In the state of Georgia if I sign my parents all rights away well I still have to pay child support I am court ordered to pay but my daughter is not legitimize so I don’t get to see her in the mother wants me to sign my rights away

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 8, 2019

You will still have to pay child support unless she is legally adopted by a stepfather. If you go through the legitimation process you will have legal rights to her and be able to visit her. You may want to consult with an attorney about filing for legitimation. This is not up to the mother, as... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If I have temporary custody of 3 grandchildren and the 4 was just born and dfcs took custody of the 4th will i get him?

Dad is in a boot camp mom is unfit Dad wants him to live with me also

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 7, 2019

You will likely get custody of the 4th child as well provided you have the ability to care for a 4th child. DFCS will typically try to keep siblings together.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Enforcing order, Grprt have kids I'm suppose to get calls everyday, dont answer. They lied to dfcs to get custody of the

When they do answer they claim the kids dont wanna talk to me and are scared of me. I've never showed anything but love towards my children and when they left my possession they very much didnt want to go, it was hard. Within a week they had my kids saying hurtful things to me and being rude... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 7, 2019

Given the circumstances, you should consult with an attorney to discuss your options on filing a contempt or modification of custody action.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: divorce/child support/custody

my son is in jail currently in douglas cty georgia, his wife served him with divorce papers in jail, asking for child support, him to cover all insurance (medical, dental, life) and him to pay anything not covered by insurance, but also saying she wants him to agree to zero contact with the child .... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 2, 2019

He needs to respond to the case.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: What do I file to get all evidence to the judge for her to look over before the trial, or do I just need to make copies
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 1, 2019

You need to make copies. The judge cannot look over any evidence before trial. Also, just because you have a piece of paper doesn't mean the judge can see it. Many pieces of "evidence" are excluded because they are not introduced properly. You have to follow the rules of evidence, which can be... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: how can i find a pro bono lawyer for child custody/child support issues?

I am legally divorced from my ex wife. we have joint legal custody, and she has physical custody, this is how our divorce decree is written out. We have our 10 year old son each 50% of the time. She makes $100,000, her wife make near that, and i make $38,000. I want physical custody of our... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 30, 2019

It is unlikely that you will qualify for any legal aid or pro bono services. You should save up to hire an attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How can my ex file a Order Scheduling Mediation when he hasnt even had a court hearing to be legitimized?

Also, has filed a Temporary Hearing Order for Legitimization in a county that me nor my childern have lived?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 29, 2019

You need to speak to an attorney about your options. If he filed in th wrong county, you have to file a document letting the court know the case should be transferred.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can they keep my child away and require only me and my family to do screenings to be around the baby?

Substance found in me and my child's system at time of birth. A safety plan was put in effect but was revised without my knowledge. I havent been informed of the new plan which apparently I'm not part of. But they say nothing has been changed but his cousin now watches her. Also he is moving from... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 27, 2019

You need to consult with an attorney about your options. No one can give you specific advice about an ongoing case without hearing your story and reviewing the case file.

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Does child support go based and the household income or parents income?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 26, 2019

Just the parties' income is calculated for child support purposes.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can CPS make my hsbd pay cs to his daughters uncle if there is no existing order and hes filed for legitimacy/custody?

Filed Aug 17th ..Havent got a court date since we filed and its been over a month. Now cps is calling a meeting and dna test tomorrow. Child was place w maternal uncle by cps bc mother is mentally unstable to say the least and abuses drugs. She has an older sister as well, that doesn't belong to... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 25, 2019

Without knowing all the facts of the case it's difficult to answer such a question. Most attorneys offer a free consultation. You should consider consulting with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Do Foreign Child Support orders have to be domesticated from original st to current st before modification can occur?

Originating state is FL. Mother has custody of all children now living in GA.Father pays support via Income Deduction from employer in AL. He is in arrears. One child moved to AL with her father. Father wants CS and Custody modification and has filed in GA. Do original FL CS and Custody orders... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 23, 2019

yes, they do.

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

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