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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Should I do my divorce separately from my childs father's rights
Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on May 24, 2022

I am not exactly sure what you mean by "divorce separately from my childs [sic] father's rights." If you are married to the child's father and seeking to divorce him, then the child's father will have to be a party to the divorce action and child custody will be handled in... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can my 14 year old daughter, with my permission, stay with her grandmother for the summer when my ex-wife doesn't agree?

We have shared custody, but she lives with me full-time and only sees her mother every other weekend. Mother is bi-polar and very controlling. Daughter loves my mother and wants to spend more time with her.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 17, 2022

You will need to refer to your custody order to see what it says regarding restrictions. The summer is a long time. Even if she can, the mother being able to see her every other weekend would still need to be honored so you are not in contempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I was ordered to pay child support for my daughter who will be 19 in June She's in college but has nothing to do with

I have continued to pay even though they were never compliant about ordered visitation . They have turned my daughter against me . Do I continue to pay??

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 13, 2022

Child support typically ends at 18 or when they are finished with high school. She’s no longer a child, so unless there is some reason in your order that you have to keep paying it then you should be able to no longer do so. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: When does my child support end?

My paperwork says pay X dollars until the youngest minor child becomes 18 years of age, dies, marries, or otherwise becomes emancipated, except that if the child becomes 18 years of age while enrolled in and attending secondary school on a full-time basis, then such support shall continue until the... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on May 9, 2022

June.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can a PI use an eavesdropping and/or location tracking device in Georgia, a one-party consent state?

If police need a warrant for this, and it is unlawful for a private citizen to do so, wouldn't it also be unlawful for a PI to do the same? If lawful, why could information gathered this way be admissible in child custody cases when if gathered by a private citizen or law enforcement agency it... Read more »

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on May 9, 2022

It is not illegal for a private citizen, which is what a private investigator is, to put a GPS tracking device on a vehicle in Georgia as long as it does not damage the vehicle and is not used to stalk or harass. The police are "state actors." Thus, the 4th Amendment's prohibition... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can a PI use an eavesdropping and/or location tracking device in Georgia, a one-party consent state?

If police need a warrant for this, and it is unlawful for a private citizen to do so, wouldn't it also be unlawful for a PI to do the same? If lawful, why could information gathered this way be admissible in child custody cases when if gathered by a private citizen or law enforcement agency it... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on May 9, 2022

It is not illegal for a PI to place a tracking device on a car that the client owns or that is in a public place. It is admissible in custody cases and not the same as a criminal case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Found out who father of daughter is after many yeas can I ask forsupport.

This is for support of my friendwho needs help

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 6, 2022

Yes, she can seek child support. There will be a DNA test done to prove the person is the father. If he is found to be the biological father then he will likely be ordered to pay child support. She should consult with an attorney who can help with the process.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Hello, if a parent lives on section 8 has zero income and can't provide for a child

Mother unwillingly to work and has zero income or job history

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on May 4, 2022

You haven't asked a question, but if your question is if a person on section 8 can get custody, the answer is yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Are there any programs providing support for children whose fathers are serving life without parole in prison?

I'm a single mother with 3 children. Their father has been incarcerated since 2015. He is serving a sentence of life without parole. I have not been able to find any information about programs that might provide any kind of financial support.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 3, 2022

Depending on your income, you may be able to qualify for some federally funded assistance programs. You can find information about them here. Some allow you to apply online. If you are approved you can get financial help in the form of cash, help purchasing food, health insurance, and more.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Georgia on
Q: My father has been estranged from the family, so how do I contest a will?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 3, 2022

Consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail to determine if you have options to explore.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I have an active child support case in GA. The NCP moved to Mississippi. His federal taxes were offset.

But all the money went to his other active child support case in Mississippi. He owes me thousands in back child support. Trying to see why it wasn't split two ways.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 2, 2022

I understand your concern, but unfortunately we don’t know enough of regarding the facts of the case to say why this happened. You should contact the child support office to inquire about it.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: Can I file a case in small claims court if one parent will not split the medical cost?

I have a CS order that state medical cost are to be split 50/50. I am looking for a judgement for repayment.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 2, 2022

You may be able to do that. Contact your local court to inquire about the process.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I'm looking to change my last name to my dads last name. he has passed and all my siblings have the last name except me
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Apr 28, 2022

You can change your name by petitioning your local Superior Court. You can find instructions on it here: https://georgia.gov/apply-name-change

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can a business, estates, tax, and collections lawyer represent one person in 2 cases against the same defendant?

One case is divorce child custody and the other was a criminal case. We have minor children together I never was able to seek legal representation my ex talked me into signing papers at his attorney's office I do not understand nor comprehend any of this. On top of that the same lawyer and my... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Apr 28, 2022

You have a lot going on with this. I would be wise to consult with an attorney of your own and discuss the facts of the case so you can get some guidance. The custody of your children is at stake, so don’t delay in getting your own attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: Can I file a protective order against my brother who tried to assault me and had me evicted from my parent's residence?
Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
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Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
answered on Apr 26, 2022

If you currently live with your brother and can show the court that he was violent and will likely be violent in the future, you may have a valid claim for a Temporary Protective Order.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I just need a person i can talk to real quick bout what im going thru right now please

Anything that's going on with the child in not trying to help the parents with the child but i think i can talk better then typing i just need someone whose with stuff like this in know more bout this that can talk to me better

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Apr 20, 2022

Sure, you just need to give an attorney a call. Most offer a free initial consultation to discuss what the case is about.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I get married at Hancock state prison I need help and want to ASAP

Help to get married in prison Hancock state prison in Georgia

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Apr 20, 2022

It would be best for you to call the prison directly with your questions about such things: 706-444-1000

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: what immediate court order can I get to get my daughter back

I have a pending case. I had spanked my 13yr old daughter with a belt and it left a mark on her. The cops were called and I was taken to jail. I bonded out 2 days later, when I got home my sister in law had taken my daughter and my husband who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. At first I... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Apr 20, 2022

Are you working with an attorney? You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and provide you with guidance.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Need help with daughter, her mom won't let me see her..she done move in with a guy twice her age

I'm afraid of her safety

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Apr 6, 2022

Were you married to the child’s mother or have you legitimized the child? If not, then you have no legal rights at this point. You will need to work with an attorney to legitimize the child so that you can gain rights to see her. Then if the mother denies it she will be in contempt. Consult with... Read more »

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