Georgia Questions & Answers

Q: CAN THE MOTHER PUT CS ON THE FATHER BUT HAS WARRANTS OUT FOR CS ON HERSELF DUE TO NON PAYMENT FOR 4 OTHER CHILDREN?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

As long as the child is living with the mother, she can ask for child support. If the father wants custody, then he should file immediately, but at the same time pay the mother for any months the child is not in his care.
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Q: Once a police report is made for domestic violence, is it up to victim whether charges are pressed or is it up to the DA

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

Once the State gets involved in prosecuting the case, it is up to the State whether to proceed with the charges. However, usually, the prosecutor will take the victim's position regarding further prosecution into account when deciding whether to proceed with the case.
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Q: Can a solicitor change your citation from disorderly conduct after hearing your side of the story to obstruction

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

Being charged is not being not being convicted. Get a lawyer, and fight it. And, get a new roommate.
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Q: If someone else signs the child birth certificate but later it's determined he's not the child's father, can the biologi

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

Yes, a child support case can be filed against the biological father.
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Q: Can I be held liable for something a child not in my custody at the time & one which Im not legitimized for per Ga law?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

Unfortunately, your question is too vague to provide an accurate response.
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Q: Can I patent a baby booster seat?

2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

The simple answer is yes, if you have a new or inventive improvement over the baby seats that have come before. Most patents are for improvements rather than completely new fields of inventions. You need to talk with a patent professional to help you decide whether your invention is likely to receive patent protection.
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Q: Can the sister of my sister in law take away my sister in law's and brothers kids?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

That depends on the circumstances. In some instances, third parties may be successful in obtaining custody where the parents have been shown to be unfit.
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Q: Can I change my sons last name without having to deal with his father? See details

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

If he has not participated in the child's life or contributed financially since he was 18 months old, the father may not be entitled to notice of the name change. In that case, you can proceed with the name change petition unilaterally.
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Q: My ex husband is pressing charges for adultery after seperation.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

The best thing to do if you are charged with any crime is to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

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Q: Can a police officer charge you with aggravated assault and property damage 2nd degree if person say you didn't do it?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

A police officer will take into account all of the evidence. The statement of a witness would be part of the evidence, but an officer could still choose to arrest a person based on the totality of the circumstances.

If you are charged with these serious felonies, please contact a criminal defense attorney ASAP. For more information, visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com
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Q: From what I've researched, the fine for driving with a suspended license is $1000. Is there a reason mine was 2700

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

For a first offense, the maximum fine would be $1,000. For a second or third offense, the maximum fine would be $2,500. There would also be statutory surcharges added to the fine that could account for the amount reaching $2,700. It's also possible there were other charges to which you plead guilty.

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Q: Is 16-10-20, falsestatement and written acts a felony?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

OCGA 16-10-20 is a felony with 1 to 5 year sentence.

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Q: I can't afford a lawyer what should I do

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

Ask about going to mediation to resolve the case without a trial. At the very least, you should meet with an attorney for advice on a parenting plan going forward.
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Q: I have custody of my 16yr old child who went to visit her fathers family in Ny who now refuses to send her back

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

No. If you have custody of your daughter and they are withholding her in violation of that custody order, you should contact the police to have her returned.
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Q: How would I terminate temporary gardenship?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

It depends on how the grandmother obtained guardianship. I'm concerned that your summary mentions dfacs. If this was a guardianship issued through a dependency case in juvenile court, you can not just terminate the guardianship like in voluntary guardianship. You should consult with an attorney to discuss your options.
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Q: Can my child's father get joint custody if he's only comes home one day a week from his job?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

A parent's work schedule is only one of many factors the court uses to determine custody. We would need to know more specific facts of your case to give you an adequate answer to this question.
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Q: Is paying Child Support A Infringement of My Constitutional Rites?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017
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Q: Mom lived in GA for one year and opened up a bank account. When she died, it had under $900 in it, bank won't release.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Banking and Probate for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

If your mother passed away in New Jersey, you will need to proceed under New Jersey law. If Georgia, then Georgia law. Ultimately, if the bank is located only in New Jersey, you will need to follow New Jersey law to get the money from the bank.
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Q: How to make a guest who has never paid rent leave your home after you've given them a 30 day notice and they refuse

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

The situation you describe is not really a landlord/tenant relationship. This person is merely an invited guest. When a guest is told to leave, and they don't leave, they are a trespasser. At that point, you should call the police and have them removed as a trespasser. The person could also be arrested for criminal trespass.

If a landlord/tenant relationship is deemed to exist, you would need to file a dispossessory action to evict the person.

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Q: How can I become a foreign executor of an estate in Georgia when I live in Tennessee?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

You will need to contact a Georgia probate lawyer to begin either an original probate proceeding or an ancillary proceeding in Georgia (ancillary to a Tennessee probate case, if one has been commenced). The Georgia lawyer may be able to get you appointed, depending on your relationship to the deceased or the type of interest you have in the estate, and perhaps may serve as your local agent or representative in the probate matter. Contact an experienced Georgia probate lawyer for specific...
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