Georgia Questions & Answers

Q: What happens once a motion for modification if filed. Roughly how long does it take to get a court date after.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Depends on the county, what you are modifying, and what the local standing order requires you to do before getting a hearing. Talk to a local attorney about this in more detail.

Q: My ex lawyer said the guardians was removed when the final order was made but I haven't seen her in 2 weeks I call poli

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
If there is a court order giving you visitation, and the other party is prohibiting you from exercising your visitation, you may have grounds for a contempt action.

Q: The guardian of litem was know longer on my case once the judge made his final order but have srop my visits over headli

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
If the case has been closed with a final order, changes to that order would need to be made through a petition for modification. You should consult an experienced family law attorney to determine your options in this case.

Q: At what age can my daughters decide on their own not to continue supervised visitations with their father?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
As long as they are minors, the court can enforce a visitation order.

Q: What is the time limit for filing a Motion for Reconsideration in Superior Court of Georgia?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
You should speak with an attorney to determine the correct motion and time frame based on the specific facts of your case.

Q: Ga resident, absent father just got custody and lives in Ohio. Can I get legal help here to fight it?

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You need to hire an attorney in Ohio. You can't assign guardianship to another person without the consent of the father, that is why that was invalid.

Q: Sons father charged with aggravated assault by strangulation. He did an Alford plea. Can I get physical and legal cust?

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 21, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
The only answer is, it depends. There are many factors that go into determining custody. While that is a factor that works against him, it is not necessarily determinitive.

Q: My son was charge with 16-5-1 with( c ).what the c mean . And they charged him with 16-5-24-1340.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 21, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
Subsection C is felony murder, a death occurs as a result of a felony.

Q: Can an unwed father file a petition for legitimation, shared custody, and visitation while currently under a TPO

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 21, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Yes, the father can file for Legitimation while under a TPO. The court can order legitimation and custody rights while protecting the holder of the TPO.

Q: My daughters father signed a paternal agreement at the hospital after she was born. Does he have to be legitimized b4 he

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 21, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
If he signed a paternity agreement, you can get child support. The legitimation process is up to him if he wants to file and completely separate from the child support process.

Q: Can a guardian ad litem override a judges order on there on with no motions filed

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 20, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
A guardian cannot "override" a judge's order, but he or she can make recommendations in the best interest of the children.

Q: May I file interrogatories on opposing counsel's employer for records of income and expenses in a CS mod case he filed?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 20, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
You can issue a third party request for documents or subpoena for documents to the employer.

Q: can i counter sue with human trafficking

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 20, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
We would need more facts regarding your situation to provide an answer to this question.

Q: What's the difference between setting up a health care directive to carry out my medical wishes if I become unable to

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
John W. Chambers Jr's answer
In an advance directive for health, the principal (i.e., the person who executes the document) may appoint an agent to make health care decisions. If he appoints an agent, then the advance directive is a medical power of attorney. Another type of power of attorney is a financial power of attorney whereby the principal appoints an agent and grants the agent various powers to conduct financial transactions. In Georgia, it is common for a person to have both an advance directive for health care...

Q: Can a bankruptcy trustee take all of a settlement?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Check both the federal and state exemptions and see which are applied. There are some that can help you, although you probably need a skilled bankruptcy attorney to help you.

Q: I was accused of criminals trespassing at a college can I sue that university

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 18, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
You have to win your criminal case first.

Be mindful that there is a statute of limitations which applied

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Q: I cant pay opposing party's awarded attorney's fees, because I'm unemployed and 9 months pregnant, what do I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 18, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
If a contempt is filed against you, you will have the burden of proving that you have an inability to pay that is not voluntary.

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