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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My ex and I agree that our daughter can move out of the country to live with me, do we still need to file a move away?

Could an attorney be hired for limited scope representation for such a matter?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 25, 2020

Yes, you should ensure the proper paperwork is done so that there are no issues later. You can hire an attorney for limited scope issues. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My ex and I agree that our daughter can move out of the country to live with me, do we still need to file a move away?
V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Sep 24, 2020

Yes. It is advisable that you get an attorney to make sure the proper paperwork is prepared.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I file harassment if ex keeps sending messages that I’m not doing A B C what is stated in our paperwork when I

In fact Am doing everything our paper work says. but they are constantly bringing up these things in emails / text from How things were Poorly handled Several years ago. can I do anything about this matter to put an end to it?

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

This doesn't sound like it rises to the level of harassment.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I am divorced my ex and I have joint custody and he is not keeping to the agreement what can I do.
V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Sep 24, 2020

You can file a contempt. Contact us to assist you and ensure you get the best results possible.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My aunt has power of attorney over my grandmother that has dementia.

My aunt has power of attorney over my grandmother who has dementia, but before my grandmother's mind got very bad she gave me her trailer that her and I are both living in. I have the title, I help take care of my grandmother's needs while she lives with me And basically I'm her... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 22, 2020

It sounds as though you are saying that your grandmother signed it over to you already, which would mean you should not have to give it up. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I work with a 17 year old who wants to live with maternal grandparents. She currently lives with Dad who has custody.

What can she do to get out of her dad's house? She is 6 months from 18, would she be able to get emancipated quickly or should she try to choose to live with her mother instead? Her dad won't willing let either happen.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 22, 2020

Has she discussed this with dad to see if he is willing to allow her to move in with her grandparents? I don’t know how long she has to wait until turning 18, but once she is 18 she will be able to leave and go live with them without having his permission. Getting emancipated can be difficult if... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My Wife is wanting to get full custody of her son from her Ex-husband. We can't afford a lawyer. Can it still be done?

Ex-husband has primary custody in a joint custody arrangement. He and the son live in Louisiana. She was to have sole custody before it was finalized. She let her son (5 or 6 at the time) spend a few months with Ex. He changed the papers and refused to bring son back because he didn't want to... Read more »

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

Winning a custody case like this is extremely difficult without an attorney. She needs to find one.

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

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Mother is non US citizen. Baby is born out of wedlock. Can the father gain full custody without problems?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 21, 2020

Mom not being a citizen may not be relevant. If you're asking if it's guaranteed Father will win custody because the mother isn't a citizen, the answer is no.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I live in GA and need to have my daughters last name changed back to mine. Never married the dad/ he’s not legitimized

Do I still need his permission to do this? He’s violent and very aggressive, however, he has been absent for a while so I’m not 100% sure how he would react I just don’t want to chance a bad reaction or putting myself/ child in harms way

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

You can apply for a name change. If he has not legitimated, he does not have any rights at this point.

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: The defendant in my case has been granted a continuance to an unknown date next year, how can I get a faster court date?

This is for Family Court. I filed a motion for contempt due to the defendant blocking all contact and communication from our children. They have since obtained a lawyer and has been granted a continuance. Is there a way to get the continuance dismissed or a faster court date, being as it involves... Read more »

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

The continuance was already granted so it can't be undone. You need to speak to an attorney who can assist you with obtaining a prompt hearing.

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

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex petitioned for mod'n of custody, cs and visitation. I can't afford an attorney. How do I respond?

My ex petitioned for modification of custody, cs and visitation. I can't afford an attorney. How do I respond?

He has an attorney and wherewithal to pursue. Cs has rarely been paid in 6 years. I can't afford an attorney and don't know how to proceed without representation.... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 15, 2020

You can't ask the judge's office for advice. You have to file a response in order to avoid a default.

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I am 17 years old and in foster care if I run away from my foster home will there be legal action taken against me?

I'll be 18 next year I have a job and I'm in school

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 14, 2020

Until you are 18 you won’t be able to choose where you live. You will be reported as a runaway and will likely be taken back to foster care if/when you are caught. If you have a job and are able to care for yourself you may want to look into becoming emancipated. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My "alleged child" and her mother are in PR and she is refusing me a DNA test and rights to my child. HELP?

My ex-girlfriend and I are no longer together due to her aggressive behavior. 3 months before our "child" was born she fled back to Puerto Rico to give birth after she was arrested for domestic violence and fraud charges. She is now refusing to give me a DNA test or let me see the child... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 14, 2020

Hire an attorney in Puerto Rico who can help you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I am in Georgia, my soon to be ex is in Pa. and our marriage certificate is from South Carolina. Where do I file papers

Home in Pa. and car loans in both names, cars are switched. She drives car I have note on and I drive truck she has note on. Home is in my name on note but both names on deed

Leo Hughes
Leo Hughes answered on Sep 14, 2020

Where you married is irrelevant. If you are the petitioner, you sue her in Pennsylvania or in Georgia with the proper waivers.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can you serve a defendants attorney their court papers instead of the defendant in SC regarding visitation?

I served the attorney of my Child's mother paperwork in lieu of them since she asked me to send it her.I used public safety to deliver it,was that legal?

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Sep 12, 2020

Only if the attorney consent to accept service.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: How can you get the parent off of the birth certificate if its been 5 years abandonment ?

legally the father had is name changed around the time my son was born but he never changed it on his license so he signed the birth certificate using his old name. Can the birth certificate be voided because thats a legal document that he purposely lied on. I don't want to go to court but I... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 11, 2020

You can't take a father off the birth certificate. You can apply to the court for a name change for your son.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Defendant burnt home down at 4 am while children and I were sleeping how can he take me to court for full custody on

Grounds that I did not give notice of move when I immediately had a restraining order against him. He has been indicated on charges.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Sep 10, 2020

Your circumstances are unfortunate. The defendant can file a petition with the court, however it does not mean the court cannot/will not dismiss it. Given the facts, it is best to present to the court the details you’ve outlined here. Contacting an attorney may prove extremely helpful for you.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: If I'm in a criminal case with Defendant why is it allowed that he can bring a civil case against me. He burnt down my

Hey burnt down my house with his children in the home and took me to court for full custody of children how is this Even allowed

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Sep 9, 2020

I am really sorry that you are going through this. Unfortunately, without reviewing the allegations of the lawsuit brought against you, we can not opine on the legitimacy of his claims.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can a judge in Ga honor any agreement my soon to be ex and I agreed on and write it out on the divorce paper?

My soon to be ex agrees to pay more amount of child support than what Ga child support calculator indicates and longer terms (beyond age 18 of our children) in exchange of splitting his retirement pension. My question is can judge honor what we agreed on the child support terms and make it final on... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Sep 9, 2020

You need to consult with a lawyer to discuss the terms of your agreement and whether they are in line with Georgia law. If they are not, you could risk giving up rights that you would otherwise be entitled to.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: I live in coweta ga I am 2 months behind on Ret due to job shutdown because of covid I got eviction and judgement can i

Be evicted on sept 9 since cdc banned eviction

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 8, 2020

You may want to contact your county government office to see if there is any rent assistance available to help you avoid eviction. Many counties are offering such assistance. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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