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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Mediation next month and wife for months now has acted outside of judges orders in January at temporary custody hearing.

How does this help me that rather than supervised visits as judge stated in January she’s been giving her to me unsupervised now in recent months either out of guilt because it was never deserved but I followed orders or could she possibly be considering reconciliation because joint custody will... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 9, 2019

You need to consult with an attorney about your case. This one fact is one of many a judge can take into consideration in a final order, so no one can give you advice about what would happen without hearing everything that has happened.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I need a divorce! I'm disabled. Seperated for 5 years. Husband is in Florida, I'm in GA. He refuses to communicate.

I'm dealing with serious medical issues and don't qualify for many programs due to consideration of his income. He has moved and I don't have an address. I can't afford a lawyer or even filing fees. He had promised to file if I left him his truck which I purchased. I need to put this behind me.... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 7, 2019

I’m sorry you are going through this. You do need some legal assistance to move forward with the divorce. You should contact legal aide to see if they can help, and you can contact the state bar and ask if there are any pro bono attorneys in your area. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558... Read more »

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Q: My husband bought a home while we were married 25 years moved to Michigan to work 4 years ago an I entitled to the home

He pays all the bills but we no longer can be married he has an apartment up there I just want the home he has a good job and good money I have no income he has supported me but I no longer want this marriage

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 6, 2019

In a Georgia divorce, a house purchased during the marriage is marital property.

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Q: Even though I was married in Tn but now live in ga can I do the divorce here instead?

We were married in Tennessee but my son and I reside in Georgia. Do I have to get the divorce paperwork from gallatin, tn?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 5, 2019

If you and your son have lived in Georgia for at least 6 months, you can file for divorce in Georgia.

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Q: Can I do the paperwork for my divorce in Tennessee while living in Georgia without having to go there ?

My husband and I got married while we were living in Gallatin, Tennessee in 2014. We have been separated since 2017. We have a son together but he doesn't even try to reach us. I need a divorce cheap because I'm disabled. Please give advice on fastest way to have this done.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 4, 2019

If your son lives with you in Georgia, you have to file for divorce in Georgia. You can go to the Family Law information center in Fulton County to get advice on a divorce without attorney help. https://www.fultoncourt.org/family/family-flic.php

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Q: If I am filing for an uncontested divorce and my husband still lives in the house, do I have to split my belongings?

We were married in New Jersey in 1999 and we were split for the past 5 years since 2014. He most recently came to stay with me because he fell on hard times and he's not working as of right now.

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Oct 31, 2019

If the divorce is "Uncontested", that means that you and your spouse have agreed on how property will be divided. If you have not agreed on property division, then it is not an uncontested divorce. Regardless, Georgia does not require 50/50 split of property between the parties.

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Q: I am recently divorced and just found out my ex husband had a baby during marriage . Can I take him back to court?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 30, 2019

I'm not sure what you want to take him back to court for, but the fact that he had a baby during your marriage isn't that relevant to your divorce.

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Q: How to contest a lawyer's lien on my house?

For services not completed

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

The time to contest the fees probably expired long before the lien was placed. Your best bet is to call the attorney and negotiate the fee with him or her. Most attorneys will take a lesser fee in order to get the money quicker and the lien can be removed at that point.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Ex-wife threatening to argue willful underemployment on my part to dodge child support obligation - will it stand up?

I have an MD but my license to practice has been revoked after chemical dependency concerns, leaving me unable to practice medicine. I am working to get it back but currently make about $18/hr working in the substance abuse treatment industry (as part of my efforts to get my life back on track and... Read more »

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

The judge has wide discretion in determining whether or not to modify child support. They also have discretion to impute income if you are willfully underemployed. You aren't going to be able to get a solid answer on this forum. In order to give you advice about your case, an attorney needs to... Read more »

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Q: If i divorce 8 months ago can my ex still request a item that she claims she forgot

The house is in my name. Nothing was put in a court order as to belongings. She moved out 3 months prior to the divorce. So hasn't lived in home for 11 months.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 26, 2019

If personal property wasn't addressed, it is presumed that the parties had already split the property. That being said, if it isnt going to kill you, maybe just give her the one item she is requesting to be nice.

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Q: Can I be held responsible for a loan my ex-husband opened after our divorce?

I divorced 2 years ago. In my divorce decree I was awarded my home. My ex-husband was to pay it off and sign it solely over to me. The bank it was financed through showed up at my house telling me that the payment were a couple of months behind. If I couldn't come up with the $4500.00 left owed on... Read more »

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

I’m sorry you are going through this. You should consult with an attorney who can review the documents and facts of the case and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Child custody & divorce. Nightmare of years. He left myself & daughter. Then started court battle. Drained resources.

He was abusive. Now I believe he is abusive or neglectful to our daughter. She reports threats towards me. He litigates. Wins bc his lawyer is fraudulent. How do I prove these things? Is he allowed to get a final decree without disclosing his financial information? Does he have to pay to support... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 24, 2019

You need to consult with an experienced family law attorney who can review your entire file and give you advice. You're asking for a very specific answer about a case in progress and that is almost impossible to answer because an attorney would have to know what has happened in the case and more of... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I got divorce papers in the mail today from ex but I don't agree with child support I cannot afford an attorneywhat

Should I do .and i want the divorce but child support is to much

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 21, 2019

Depending on what county you are in, there may be a self help library for you to get information on how to represent yourself. You also need to research how to file an answer properly, so you are able to get notifications of any court dates.

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Q: I am disabled and divorcing my husband. He will not fix water or AC in house. He committed Fraud against. Need help

Have no money, he abused me through 24 year marriage. It is awful. Attorneys took my disability money. Husband committed Fraud and ran up my credit, only in my name.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 17, 2019

I'm sorry you are going through this. You could try contacting Legal Aid to see if you can get some free legal assistance. You can also try calling the state bar to inquire about if there are any pro bono attorneys in your area. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I have been separated for 14 years do I need to file a divorce

I have been separated for 15 years. When seeking a divorce his previous wife contracted me and to inform me that they were never divorced. Their marriage license is still valid in NYC. I married him in Columbia, SC. What should I do?

How do I get a divorce so I can get married to someone... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 8, 2019

You need to speak with an attorney about an annulment or divorce. There are options even if you do not know where he is.

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: im looking to get a divorce she has a son that i didnt adopt but changed his last name how would that affect me

we have been married since 12-30-17 got a house,cars aswell but main concern is her son since he is not mine if i have to pay child for her child that is already getting child support

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 6, 2019

You should talk to an attorney about your case. You don't have to pay for her child if he is not legally yours.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My ex-husband divorced me by public notice. Search aff. Not included. I was never served but he knew my add,phn#, and I.

He did this as a dirty move bc I was the house wife and he was the big breadwinner. And his attempt to avoid to pay me anything. I moved to hide from him 3 hours away.. (previous attempt iwas stalked) .. he removed me from joint checking account and other Marital assets. I had no idea this was... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 4, 2019

If you have evidence that your spouse fraudulently obtained a divorce by publication against you when he knew your whereabouts, you should immediately consult with an attorney to discuss your options of setting aside the divorce.

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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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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for Georgia on
Q: If my spouse and I purchased a home while married, however separated but not legally, my name is not on the loan or deed

And my spouse dies before divorce, am I responsible for property?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 2, 2019

The house is considered marital asset, regardless of which person's name it is in. Once you legally divorce marital asset will be divided, with the judge making the decisions after reviewing the facts of the case. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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Q: Divorce question for a stay at home mom of 4 been married for 12 years. We have been caring for MIL for last 2 years.

My husband doesn’t have a paying job we just care for his mother. She mortgaged a home for us and bought us cars for caring for her. 6mo ago she moved into assisted living and now my husband doesn’t work and neither does our marriage. He wants me to move out and go back to my parents house and... Read more »

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

You need to consult with a family law attorney immediately. He cannot kick you out of the house. An attorney can help you file for an emergency hearing so he can pay you some support and provide a car to you.

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