The parents are divorced and have joint custody. They did not go to court; they had an agreement with their own individual lawyers and counsellors. Mom has overall medical decision but would have to pursue through the courts.
Have you discuss the issue with the other parent? You may want to do that and see where that parent stands on the issue. Beyond that you may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558
The primary custodian is the children’s mother. She has not kept them in two weeks I pay my child support every two weeks. They have been staying with me and my family during these two weeks they have been to her house two days and I’m being generous. Do I still need to pay child support even... Read more »
The father needs to legitimate. His name on the birth certificate and even a positive DNA test is not enough to establish his legal rights, in the state of Georgia, as the father of the child. Additionally, he may be required to pay child support but still not have legal rights to the child. For...Read more »
My husband's ex moved his child to South Carolina from Georgia 6 months ago. The original order was filed in Georgia. He wants to modify visitation but isn't sure if or how to transfer the jurisdiction of the case to South Carolina. What is the motion called that he'd have to file to... Read more »
The case must be filed in Georgia. Georgia is the only state that has jurisdiction over the case. A Georgia judge may have the option to terminate its own jurisdiction and allow a case to be filed in South Carolina, but that is unlikely after only 6 months.
Try contacting legal aid to see if she can get assistance. Additionally, you can try calling the state bar to see if there are any pro bono attorneys in your area. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558
I have an elderly friend who has full custody of her great grandson. She is wanting to have paperwork stating who the child should be appointed to in case of her death. She wants to appoint a non family member. Is that possible?
How can you not have a say in where the child should go.... Read more »
My ex recently remarried and his new wife posts pictures of my kids on her social media and I am uncomfortable with that. We have shared custody but I have primary custody as they are with him less than a quarter of the days of the year. Am I legally justified to ask her to refrain from posting... Read more »
I went to jail in 2018 on a violation of probation warrant. For non report. My wife dropped my kids off at my brothers and took off. She returned I think 2 times to visit until my brother realized she was abusing drugs and the court appointed him and his wife guardianship. I was released March of... Read more »
He has violated the TPO 3 separate times since being issued on apr 1,2020. We have a martial home. He has completely cut me off financially. He has had several affairs and currently has his latest gf living in our martial home. Where do I begin to file for a divorce?
Regarding alimony: the agreement reads, " Husband's obligation to tender lump sum alimony payments shall terminate if the wife dies or remarried, whichever first occurs. Does this mean if the wife remarries all alimony will cease?
Regarding Christmas visitation, it reads parties... Read more »
I was meant have full custody, the CPS employees were to send the documents and come to court two which they didn't. So by default it was settled that there be joint custody. I findnit unjustified that they actually helped her even though evidence showed signs of abuse and neglect. Now they... Read more »
Non custodial father of 3 yr old, hasn’t seen child in 2 years (never created a connection with the child as a baby) all of a sudden seeking legitimation to get over night weekends. Father lives in crime neighborhood, an hour away from the mother, and has even spoke of selling drugs himself from... Read more »
Whether a judge will grant the legitimation and visitation request will depend on whether the judge finds that it will be in the child's best interest. If the mother has serious concerns about the child's safety, she should hire an attorney to fight the legitimation action if the father...Read more »
Is now seeking to get him on the weekends. My son is now 3 years old, the father and I were never in a relationship and I never got to know him very well and do not know his family at all. I’m unsure about my sons safety and well being. Is there anything I can do to stop the weekend sleep overs?
Based on the lapse in time with no involvement from the father, he may have abandoned his interest in having a relationship with the child. Whether the judge will deny his request for legitimation and/or visitation will depend on a number of factors, including the judge and specific facts of your...Read more »
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