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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Went through a divorce mediation and was not shown assessment letters from my oldest children’s therapists by my lawyer.

Because he assumed I had seen them which I had not cause one of their grandmothers had picked them up and brought them to the lawyers office. The letters detailed the things they are suffering from especially my oldest daughter. I knew something had happened between the three of them but I had no... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Feb 25, 2021

You can try to contest it, but it will likely not work. If you attorney had documents and you didn't review them before mediation, that isn't a reason why the agreement shouldn't stand.

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Q: My wife is mourning a divorce because I'm on prescription medication that I've been on for 20 years her we only 2 yes ma

We've only been married for two years and we've got a 1 year old daughter

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Feb 20, 2021

I'm sorry to hear that. It sounds like you'll be looking at issues concerning custody. Since it's not a long term marriage asset and debt division should not be difficult to deal with. Do your medications cause any issues with your parenting?

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I am currently divorcing in GA, initially this started as a pro se uncontested case but we can’t agree on one issue.

My husband has spent the last 2 years living separately from me at a rehab facility that is faith based. He lives and breathes this place, however some situations have occurred and the lack of structure, control and a system in general to confirm the sobriety of these individuals, their criminal... Read more »

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Feb 19, 2021

I'm not sure what your actual question is. Is it will he be able to take the child to his facility outings? If so, it depends on if it is an appropriate environment for the child, and it sounds as if it is not.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My wife married 2 times at courthouse in differ states the husband did get married in another state 2 a differ

My got married 2 times at courthouse in 2 different states the husband is married 2 another woman in another state I didnt no she was married till last week we been married since December 2020. Him and my wife bern married over 6/7yrs he's been gone 51/2yrs. The husband has been... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Feb 18, 2021

It is unclear what your question is, however, if your spouse was already married at the time that you got married, your marriage is void.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I signed a divorce mediation agreement and my lawyer didn’t show me letters from my children’s therapist that showed the

Amount of trauma they had suffered at the hands of my wife, their adopted mother. After the mediation I spoke with the therapist and learned that my oldest daughter has trauma that is very close to ptsd at 15 years old. My lawyer says this isn’t something that I can now bring to the judge and... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Feb 12, 2021

You can try to set aside the agreement. However, this is investigation that it seems like could have been done prior to reaching an agreement, so the court may not set it aside if you didn't do your due diligence in advance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I signed a divorce mediation agreement and then learned that my daughter has trauma that is on the doorsteps of ptsd

The trauma is from the abuse she suffered at the hands of mother. Can a judge hear it or is the agreement binding.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Feb 11, 2021

A judge always has the final decision on custody and the best interest of the child. If you learned of the abuse after the mediated agreement, then you need to immediately bring this to the court's attention.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: What do i do if i do not know my wife's address to send divorce papers.

We have a son together that she has made no effort to contact since middle of Sept 2020. We habe been separated for a year. I got him due to her using drugs right after the separation. I know that most likely an attorney will have to get involved. Id just like to know the quickest way to get this... Read more »

Onyema Anene Farrey
Onyema Anene Farrey answered on Feb 9, 2021

You must do a diligent search for her address...contact family members, hire a private process server to perform a skip trace, send an email, text or social media message to ask her for her address, or it may be as simple as calling her and asking her to sign an Acknowledgment and Waiver of Service... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Do I need to file for a temporary custody order if I am trying to leave my husband but both children want to live w/ me?

We have been married for 11 years. He owns the house but we have lived in it together since he bought it. Our two children (12 and 7) want to live with me. He has had 8 different jobs in the past 10 years and whenever I tell him I want to leave, he seems to lose his job within the month. He is... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Feb 1, 2021

At this point you both have equal custody rights. You should work with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action for the divorce and address the custody issues.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can I press charges against my husband for taking all my jewelry he bought me wedding rings and other jewelry.

He also states that he destroyed all my jewelry

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Jan 31, 2021

Oh wow! Is there a divorce pending? My law firm takes on the ugly in divorce so you don’t have to. Getting your jewelry back as part of the divorce is definitely something we can help you with. Call our office to schedule a consultation so we can discuss the specifics of your case and we can get... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: What happens of my wife is trying to adopt a child during our divorce? Can she adopt without my consent?

We are currently separated, will I be responsible for the child

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 31, 2021

She does not need your consent to divorce. If you do not adopt the child, it will not be your responsibility. Make sure you represented in the divorce so the paperwork is clear.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can my ex of ten years claim part of my social security. Our divorce decree say everything that is in my name is my

Responsibility and everything in her name is her responsibility. The paperwork Doesn’t say anything about social security. So does that mean she can claim a part of my SS?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 28, 2021

No. If you were married for at least 10 years, your spouse can draw SS based off of your income, but it doesn't take anything away from you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: i dont like living with my mom. she always yells at me. will me or my dad get in trouble if i run away to his house?

i have lived with my mom since my parents got divorced. i have thought about running away so many times. she always yells at me and is always super mean to me and my brother. im 14, and my brother is 10. we both want to live with our dad. but he is really far behind in child support.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 27, 2021

I’m sorry to that you are not happy at home with your mom. At 14 you can’t just run away and decide where to live. Your dad could consult with an attorney to see if there are options for him to get primary custody. Try talking to your mom about the problems and see if it helps.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can owning a business hurt me for child support?

So if I’m using my vehicle and phones for work, would that still be used as a “personal expense”?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 26, 2021

There are numerous factors that go into determining child support. Owning a business isn’t going to necessarily hurt or help you, it all depends on the factors when child support is determined. You income and expenses will be considered whether you own a business or work for someone who does.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Is it necessary to answer interagtory questions after I've been separated for 2 years or can I answer what applies prior

We've been separated fir over 2 years and they are only asking info from past 2 yrs in which we werent together. Can I answer for dates during marriage or do i have to tell them everything since she moved out

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Jan 26, 2021

From your inquiry it sounds as if there is an attorney involved on the other side of the case. Have you been served with discovery? Even if you were separated physically, the Court still considers you to be married until a Final Order is signed on the divorce. It's always better to make sure... Read more »

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Q: My boyfriend is in jail and we are in process of filing for a divorce how can we do this with no lawyer
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 22, 2021

You should have the help of an attorney for this. If you cannot afford one then seek assistance through Legal Aid. You can try to do it on your own, but most people have a difficult time with that process.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I’m 11 wks preg and want to file divorce. Husband agrees to sign rights of the unborn child over. How do I do this.

My husband quit his job end of December refuses to get another job Bc he doesn’t want to work. He knows I’m tired of having no help and being treated invisibly and that I want a divorce. He said he would sign whatever I draft up including signing his rights over as long as he doesn’t have to... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 21, 2021

He won’t be able to get out of paying for child support unless the child becomes legally adopted by a stepparent. Until then, he will still be legally obligated to provide child support. You will need the assistance of an attorney for your divorce. If you can’t afford one, try reaching out to... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My husband left my two children and I and I'm pregnant now and is committing adultery living with a married woman.

How do I file for separation and custody of our boys?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 13, 2021

You can file for divorce if you like. The court will order child support as well..

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: What do I do if someone is accusing me of criminal trespass and property damage?

My ex husband is saying I broke his window, stole his money and I'm terrorizing his family. I havent done any of the things he is accusing me of. I keep my location on my phone and it shows I was on the other side of town when he says the broken window happened. He also told police I beat his... Read more »

Tracy S. Reeves Jr.
Tracy S. Reeves Jr. answered on Jan 11, 2021

You may want to explore seeking a Temporary Protective Order that would keep your husband from making any threats or harassing you. This can be done by going to the Superior Court in the county that your ex husband resides and requesting an Ex-Parte TPO. This means the judge will listen to your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My daughter and son and law are getting divorced, there 2 year old daughter lives with us. How do we handle that.

We have temporary guardianship and her parents used to live with us, but she has lived with us since she was born.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 8, 2021

I’m not sure what you need advice on or what the question is. You have the temporary guardianship. Are you wanting to end or extend that? As long as that is in place the child can stay living with you. If she decides she wants him back then she would need to terminate the temporary guardianship.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My husband left a month after we were married without notice. How can i find out if he filed divorce so i can remarry

We married because he is the father of my daughter and was in this country on a student visa.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 4, 2021

You would have been served with divorce papers if he had filed. If you want to remarry you may want to consult with an attorney who can help you with your divorce. Once the divorce is finalized then you will be able to remarry again.

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