My wife had an affair and decided she wanted to get a divorce I was kicked out of where we were living and then she moved out and with her a fair partner left our son with her parents would not let me see him for well over a year but in that time she moved out of state leaving our son with her... View More
A parent has a legal obligation to support their children. But that doesn’t necessarily mean one parent is entitled to receive “child support” from the other parent. If a child is being primarily cared for by a non-parent, both parents may have an obligation to provide support to the...View More
In Georgia, when writing a letter of objection to retain temporary guardianship of your nephew, focus on key elements like the child's well-being under your care, the stable environment you provide, and any concerns about the birth mother's situation that could affect the child...View More
If your husband left in April and hasn't been in contact since, you may have grounds to consider this abandonment under Georgia law. Abandonment can be one factor that courts look at when making decisions about divorce, custody, and other family law issues.
The mother and I made a verbal agreement about paying support plus other things. She found out I was in a relationship and my case was reopened. because I wasn’t paying the full amount of child support which is why we stop the child support in the first place due to the way I work by the job and... View More
Closing a child support case doesn’t stop the child support. Closing the case stops child support enforcement of the order. Also, when she agreed to a lesser amount, that didn’t change the courts order. So anything less than the order you weren’t paying she could ask the court to order...View More
In Georgia, child support obligations generally cease when a child support case is closed or when the child reaches the age of majority, but past due payments, or "back pay," typically still need to be paid. If a case was closed but there are still arrears (unpaid child support), you may...View More
Mother has been located in another state, children are currently in foster care due to mother being arrested and secondly because mother has allegations of abuse. Other state has proof that all allegations in Ga has been closed but is still seeking jurisdiction over my children
You can generally file for an emergency hearing in Georgia without the other parent if they have violated a custody agreement. This is particularly relevant if the children are in another state's foster system due to the other parent's arrest. Legal complexities involving multiple states...View More
If the phone was genuinely given to you as a gift without conditions, it typically becomes your property. However, if they can prove it was provided with conditions or that it was not a genuine gift, they may have a claim to it. To determine the best course of action, you should consider the...View More
Name change after marriage, need proof that only marriage certificate is required by Ga law, no court order, is there something in GA law I can use? Requirements in a different country to specify name change
In Georgia, changing your last name after marriage can generally be done using your marriage certificate as legal proof, without the need for a court order. This should be sufficient for changing your name on identification documents like your driver's license and Social Security card.
In Georgia, if you have primary custody and the father has visitation rights, the specifics of who can care for the child during those visitation periods should ideally be outlined in the custody agreement. If the agreement explicitly states that the father is not allowed to leave the child with...View More
I got divorced today, and the court ordered the child support amount each month, so my question is, can my ex ask me about my paycheck in the future? I mean, did she have the right to ask for a paycheck whenever she wanted?
In Georgia, child support orders are typically established based on the income of both parents and the needs of the child. Your ex-spouse may not have an unrestricted right to access your paycheck at any time, but there are specific circumstances in which she may request information about your...View More
Ex filed for a change of custody, along with my response to his change of custody should I also file a counterclaim to have my own issues addressed since I am already going to be back in court due to his change of custody? If I only file a response, will the Judge also listen to my requests to... View More
You should hire an attorney. The attorney can discuss whether you should file a counterclaim, the matter of potential attorneys fees in a modification action, your answer and how to move forward in defense of this action. We cannot give you steps to represent yourself effectively through this...View More
In Georgia, the statute of limitations for terroristic threats varies depending on whether the offense is charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. For misdemeanor terroristic threats, the statute of limitations generally extends for two years, meaning charges must be filed within that timeframe....View More
This was 10 years ago I was 19 years old young and dumb. I only was there for 6 months I never got dual citizenship and I live in the States now and he lives still in Canada we're still married and I don't know how to get divorced because we were married there and I'm a US citizen... View More
The agreement is he gets her every other weekend. He does not have a job or any income coming in, I still provide everything for her while she's over there. I do not know if that changes things but this works with us. We just want to get this divorce finalized and custody agreement legal. I... View More
To obtain a divorce, you will have to have the courts involved. Only a judge can issue a divorce decree. Most counties have a self-serve legal assistance office where you can get assistance filling out the uncontested divorce forms. They are also on most counties' clerk of court websites to...View More
The grandparents can give you the children back voluntarily at any time. If they refuse to return the children, you would have to take them back to court, file the necessary paperwork, and have them properly served. Once they are served, the case will move forward through the courts. Speak...View More
Your claims against your ex spouse were likely extinguished with the settlement of your divorce case. Typically, marital settlement agreements will explicitly state that it resolves all issues resulting during the marriage between the parties.
It's not going to be cheap or easy if he contests the divorce. Your easiest route is an uncontested divorce which can be finalized in as little as 31 days from filing. However, you and your spouse will need to agree on all terms of the divorce, including child custody, child support and...View More
If your spouse will sign paperwork it could be an uncontested divorce, which will reduce the costs. But all the necessary paperwork must be signed and it must be filed as an uncontested divorce. If it is contested, you could still keep your costs down with the right attorney. Speak directly with...View More
In Georgia, as in many states, whether a state pension becomes marital property upon marriage depends on various factors, including the specific circumstances of the pension and the laws in place at the time of the divorce. Generally, assets acquired during the course of a marriage are considered...View More
My best advice would be to hire a private attorney to file a child support action. They can assist you in locating the defendant for service, which will move your case forward. They can also assist with setting up service if that becomes necessary if the defendant can't be located at a job...View More
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