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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: my Baby father is trying to have my daughter stay living with him what do I do?

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I was going through a rough time and I had my daughter go stay with her dad and we argued on a date that I could have her back and now he’s trying to keep her how do I go about getting her back ?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 17, 2019

Were you married to the child's father? If not, has he legitimized the child? If not, then he has no legal rights to the child. He only has legal rights to the child if you were married to him or if he has went through the legitimation process. You may want to consult with an attorney who can... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Just found out about a possible child in GA. Is it better to voluntarily get a paternity test or wait for a court order

No paternity as of yet has been established. Would I owe back child support for a kid I never knew I had?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 17, 2019

It's never a good idea to wait. Take a test and if the child is yours, start paying child support.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Hello,I have a question but,just want to make sure who I am asking and if I will be able to get help.
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 16, 2019

You are asking a panel of family law attorneys and any number of them might answer your question. (Just like I did.)

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I have primary custody, my son has depression, and he no longer wants to go to his mother's home. What can I do?

My son is 11, and his therapist allows him to choose whom he wants to bring to therapy with him. He told her his mom gives him anxiety so he doesn't want her there. His mom yelled at him and told him she doesn't care she is coming anyways. This adds to his anxiety and depression, enough that I... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 14, 2019

At 11, a child can express a preference regarding which parent they want to live with. You should consult with a family law attorney about filing for custody.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: can i move out at 17
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 13, 2019

No.

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My husband has been paying child support for his daughter regularly for over 9 years.

We have never had any contact with the child at the request of her mother. She also requested 5 years ago that my husband allow her husband to adopt because he is the only father she knows. He agreed it was in her best interest and we never heard anything else about it. Recently within the last... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 13, 2019

Child support terminates upon adoption. They are refunding you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My 9 year old daughter and her friend is allowed to swim naked in her father's pool... is it illegal???
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 12, 2019

No, that's not illegal in a private pool. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Need a Family lawyer Asap

My name is Annaleise, I need a family lawyer to help me with a case involving removing my daughters biological dad from birth certificate and changing her last name to mine from his. She is 1 years old. We were not married when we had her and it has been almost a year since he has had any contact... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 11, 2019

It's a good idea to not post your personal information on here, but an attorney can certainly help you with these things. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Child's father has given every dinner visit he's ever had to his mother

Child's father has allowed his mother to pick up, keep, and return the child on every Thursday dinner visit he's had, which is over a year now. He is now stating that he wants his mother to pick her up from school on those Thursday's. The paperwork says he has her from the time school lets out... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 9, 2019

Unless she is on drugs, I don't see what is wrong with her having a dinner visit on his time. He can pick up your child, drive her to his mother's house and leave her there, so it's really the same thing.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Help with legitimization and father’s rights

My bf’s child’s mother is seeking TANF, which is seeking to put him on child support. She has a medical condition that CAN prevent her from working, but she can still work, she just doesn’t want to. She admitted (via text message) that she doesn't want him involved with his baby but keeps... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 9, 2019

There isn't an actual question posted, but you should consult with a family law attorney about filing for legitimation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING LEGAL AID FOR MY HUSBAND WHO IS LOCKED UP IN ROCKDALE COUNTY? 2ND DEGREE BATTERY

MY HUSBAND IS INCARCERATED IN ROCKDALE COUNTY JAIL FOR 2ND DEGREE BATTERY. THIS IS HIS 4 FAMILY DOMESTIC. THEY DID NOT GIVE HIM A BOND AND SAID IT COULD BE 6 MONTHS BEFORE HE WENT UP FOR BOND AGAIN UNLESS HE HAD AN ATTORNEY REQUESTING A BOND HEARING. PLEASE HELP

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 9, 2019

You could contact the Legal Aid office, or call the State Bar to see if there are any pro bono attorneys in your area who would take the case. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: The protection order say no visitation no contact not even third party with the mother or child. It’s a premenant order

In GA. It gives the mother full custody as well.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 5, 2019

What is the question you have for us? I am sorry, but I don't know what the question is here. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My nephew mother has asked us to help her with her son by letting him come live with us for a while. His father said no

He sign birth certificate his dad has no job, lives with his mother

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 4, 2019

Does the father have legal rights to the child? Was he married to the mother or has he legitimized the child? If not, then he has no legal say about where the child lives, that would be up to the mother. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

3 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Criminal Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I request a restraining order be removed so my son who was charged with criminal trespassing can come home?

He busted a window at our home and was charged with criminal trespassing.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 4, 2019

Yes, You can file for a Temporary Protective Order (TPO) in the county where you live.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: once a temporary custody order has been dismissed do you have to start the process over?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 3, 2019

There isn't enough information to answer the question. You need to consult with a family law attorney about your options.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I have joint custody. The mother hasn't allowed me to see or talk to my daughters in 3yrs,

She is now taking me back to court & harassing my family/friends. What can I do? We are in ga

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 2, 2019

Do you have a court order giving you joint custody? If that is the case, she would be in contempt. You should consult with an attorney who can help you legally address this situation.-Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Georgia on
Q: Any cases where a judge may forego a bond when dealing with minors and conservators which are their parents? § 29-3-41

Just curious as to much this may cost as I still have to raise her.

Mandy Moyer
Mandy Moyer answered on Aug 29, 2019

I appreciate that navigating the legal system without the assistance of good legal counsel can be confusing!

To answer your question, typically no - a judge would not forgo a bond even though the minor's conservator may be his or her parent. Unfortunately, the law doesn't really permit...
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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Do I as paternal grandmother have legal standing to file an original petition for change of custody?

Father never legitimated, but paternity was established via a signed paternity affidavit from both parents. In addition, child support enforcement also generated a paternity establishment via their administrative court proceedings. I have lived in Ga with child over 6 years. Neither parent lives in... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 29, 2019

You can file for custody. You need to speak with an attorney about your case as grandparent custody petitions can me complex.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I'm trying to get a modification of a child support order, and would like to know if I have everything needed to proceed

I have done the child support addendum, and also the worksheet.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Aug 29, 2019

Filing a modification of child support is more detailed than just presenting a child support worksheet and addendum. It often requires the exchange of updated financial documents. You should consider at least consulting with an attorney to discuss your options.

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