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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My wife left Aug26/19 took our son to Florida now SC won’t let me see him blocks me I want to work it out what to do

I want to work it out but she says no if I talk about it she blocks me as punishment saying I’m harassing her she says I’m emotionally abusive but I want to be around my son but I don’t want a divorce cause it goes against my religious beliefs it does what can I do to see my son without a... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 27, 2020

Unless you are willing to file for divorce or separation, there isn't anything legally anyone can do to help you resolve parenting time disputes.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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Q: Our friend bought my husband a house during our marriage, can i get the property when i file for divorce for adultery.

My husband friend has a notarized letter saying that if my husband cannot make payments then the house will be return to the friend. Also the house is in my husband name. I did not sign any papers.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 24, 2020

It's impossible to answer without more information. It depends on whether on whose name the house is titled in. You should consult with an attorney about your specific case.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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Q: So I got a divorce and he was ordered to pay my legal fees, which he isnt, now my lawyer is trying to make me pay

What do I do? The judge ordered him to pay an exact amount of my attorney fees and I paid the rest. Now he isnt paying and my attorney is trying to make me pay saying that he isnt so now I have to. Even though he signed an agreement and so did a judge. The case has been closed for over a month.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 22, 2020

You will always be responsible for the attorneys fees to your lawyer. When he pays, you should get reimbursed. If he is in contempt, you can always file for contempt.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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Q: To be difficult, my wife will not sign a settlement agreement so we can divorce. How can I circumvent this?

We live in Walton County, GA. She agrees to everything but she won't sign. How can I get around this so I can divorce her. She is hinting that she wants the marriage to last 5 years so she can get alimony. We have no kids. She can have all the property. I just want out. I am doing this pro se.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 21, 2020

You can ask for a hearing and the judge will finalize the divorce. You don't have to keep waiting for her to agree.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Georgia on
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If a husband deserts a wife 10 years ago and hides in Louisianabut came from ga if she finally finds him can she still get alimony and child support?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 18, 2020

Possibly. Consult with an attorney about your specific circumstances.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can I put cameras inside my house covering the dining room and living room after my wife has asked for a divorce?

We are both on the lease, she has told me she wants me to move out within 60 days. I know she is seeing a coworker but don't have photo/video evidence. I understand bedrooms and bathrooms are off limits. Are common areas open for surveillance without the other family members being aware?

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 15, 2020

If there is no present divorce action filed, there is nothing prohibiting you from putting cameras in the home that you also reside in.

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Q: Divorce laws for someone who is incarcerated

I need to know what the laws are for someone that is in prison and their wife is wanting to file for divorce. What can he do to keep from losing what him and his wife has built and where can I go online to look up what his rights are to be able to send to him?

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 13, 2020

O.C.G.A. 19-5-1 through O.C.G.A. 19-5-17 are the statutes that govern divorce in Georgia. As far as what he can do to protect his rights, that will depend on the specific facts of the case. The judge will look at the specific facts of the marriage, the conduct of the parties during the marriage,... Read more »

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Q: Where would I find information for divorce laws for a federal prisoner?

Granfather is in a federal prison and his wife is filing for divorce. What info can I find so he doesnt lose everything when he gets out?

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 12, 2020

What information exactly are you looking for? It will be extremely difficult for him to fight the issues in the divorce without legal counsel while he is incarcerated.

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Q: I am trying to help a friend get a divorce. She lives in China. He is in jail in North Carolina (married in Georgia).

She can not get a visa since she applied for a green card before he was incarcerated in Federal prison in 2013 for 10 years. They were married in Georgia since that is where he lived. Now he is in a North Carolina Federal prison. I have a copy of her Chinese Passport and their Marriage License as... Read more »

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Jan 10, 2020

There are some questions that would need to be answered before determining where the divorce petition would need to be filed. Regardless, we can probably get the divorce done without her being present.

Feel free to contact me if you'd like. My office number is (770) 575 2522....
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Q: I filed for divorce in GA and we have been in a BONA FIDE State for over 5 months since filing. We had sex one time just

Recently and want to still move forward with divorce. We don’t live in the same state. Can the case be dismissed by a one time bad judgement call and no plans to ever do again? Do we need to advise our attorneys? We had just fought over which state for it to take place for jurisdiction

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 7, 2020

Yes, this can cause the case to be dismissed. You should discuss it with your attorney for guidance. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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Q: im getting divorced can i change my name back to my name BEFORE i was adopted by my step Father?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 6, 2020

Yes, you should be able to change your name back to your birth name. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My ex wife was my conservator. She took my money and got me to sign a paper for a uncontested divorce.

She took $30,000 from our cd account and took my name off. She been sleeping with a guy at the shop she worked in. She appoint him to cut my hair. She left our residence to fellow her affair for a year and a half. Still getting paid for service, but not rendering services .Which ended in a child.... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 2, 2020

You need to speak with an attorney about your situation. No one can give you advice about whether your divorce is proper and / or if you have any recourse about the funds taken until they review your paperwork and discuss your case with you.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com |...
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Q: I have decided to file for divorce and have a minor child. Do you suggest filing pro se because I have very limited fund

I have decided to file for divorce and have a consultation with a lawyer tomorrow. I have very limited funds. I am a paralegal by trade but not in family law. I have a minor child (13) would you suggest since I am in the legal field that I file and represent myself Pro se? I am praying that this... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Dec 31, 2019

Considering you have a minor child it would be wise to consult with an attorney who can help you with the proper course of action or if you have any questions along the way. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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Q: I am estranged from my husband. My vehicle is in his name, he is wanting to take the car and turn it in.

Leaving me with no transportation, although he has a car and truck.

I am on disability and cannot afford the payments on my own. What are my rights/options legally?

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Dec 31, 2019

Until a divorce is filed, there is nothing in place to prohibit him from turning in the vehicle. You should consult with an attorney to discuss the specific details of your case. If you can not afford an attorney, you may qualify for services through your local legal aid office. Unfortunately,... Read more »

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Q: I've got my divorce papers ready to be signed, we both agree on Everything, we have nothing to fight over .

1 child that we have made an agreement upon, this will be Uncontested.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Dec 31, 2019

I am unclear on what your question is. Even if the divorce is uncontested, you must still ensure that you have all of the required documents that need to be filed with the court to obtain your final divorce decree. If there is a child, you will need a child support worksheet, child support... Read more »

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Q: I came across this page, threw legal aid, meaning I don't have the cash as of now for the divorce but desperately seekin

I really need to get divorced

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Dec 31, 2019

Unfortunately, this site is not a substitute for legal counsel. If you are unable to afford counsel, you should apply with legal aid to see if an attorney may be appointed to you. There are also other services that offer low cost or pro bono family law services.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Can I leave out of state with my kids if I'm being mentally and financially abused in my marriage?

Will it be seen as kidnapping and will it be held against me in divorce court later on? Or will it be seen as a good thing that I got myself and children out of that situation? My only reasoning for leaving the state we currently live in is because my family lives out of state and I have no one... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Dec 29, 2019

It could possibly be held against you if you remove the children from the state in anticipation of a divorce. You should seriously consider consulting with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your options and best strategy before doing this.

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Q: My wife has under withheld on her W2 and has income from her LLC that she has not withheld from. She wants me to pay it

I have the larger income but don’t feel that I should have to pay taxes on income she made but didn’t withhold enough to pay taxes

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

You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with your options. There is not enough info here to provide you with guidance. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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Q: Could I cut off contact if my ex husband is bringing mental damage to my kids and I?

We do have a court order/ divorce decree for him to contact the kids. But my ex hasn’t been contacting the kids or picking them up for visitation. So when he does contact the kids it brings the kids into a spiral breakdown where crying is happening and they asking where their dad and why their... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 19, 2019

No, and to do so means you would be violating a court order. There are potentially serious consequences that you want to avoid. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case. We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

I wish you...
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Q: If I need to leave my home for my own safety, is it legally okay to move some money out of a joint bank account?

My husband has long been verbally abusive and gets very angry at times. He’s never been physically violent toward me but has been escalating with slamming and breaking things around the house. I’m not ready to leave or file for divorce yet but I’m afraid there may come a time when I need to... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Dec 19, 2019

You should consult with an attorney about your options. Generally it is ok to take some money from a joint account - no more than half.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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