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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: I am at school and snapped my tooth. I did this while eating school lunch. Can I sue the school?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 30, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you consulted with an attorney, it's likely they would ask if there was a foreign object in the food, whether you saved the object, the condition of your teeth, and the cost of dental work this caused. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I’m moving to another state other parent knows but doesn’t want to meet half way. What are my options? Do I hire a

Lawyer to mandate that half way point? The half way point would be a 2 hour drive for both parties...

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 29, 2020

Do you have a parenting plan that is in place? Is there a court order in place that mandates how custody and visitation is to be handled? That’s the first place to start. Depending on your situation you may need to seek a modification. You should consult with an attorney who can help you with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Need help get fu custody of my niece what steps do I need to take

My sister has a child protective cases which they need to come get the baby

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 29, 2020

You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case and present you with the options. There are a variety of factors that come into play on something like this and you need an attorney for guidance.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: mother has not been child's life since 2015. lives in another state who has legal custody? still legally married to her.

our child has mental conditions and i have been making all the decisions. now she wants to start making decsions after almost 6 years. she wont divorce unless i do under her terms. she has our daughter and i have our son. she wants to make decisions but still has no contact with him. he is 16

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 29, 2020

If you and the mom are still married, you both have the same custodial rights to the children of the marriage.

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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Conflict of Interest?

Lawyer represents a defendant in a Aggravated assault case against the victim who he represents in a family law matter. Defendant and Victim are in a relationship. Isn’t this an issue?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 28, 2020

The way you have described it there could be a conflict of interest, but we would need to know more about the facts in detail.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Q: i was arrested for posse. of ice an dui which clearly wasmt dui but any how the deparment didnt fingerprint or mugshot.

court date came up callwd the clerk of courts an checked the online agenda an my name wasnt on it what do i do

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Oct 28, 2020

Incorrect documentation and errors from Law Enforcement are unfortunately common. You may want to hire a lawyer on a very limited basis to do the investigation for you so you can be certain there is not a case against you. The SHOULD have provided you a bunch of paperwork when you were arrested,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: cruelty to children in the 1st degree and 2 counts of simple battery

A freind of mine got these charges and he is already on probation. He got bonded out but now probation has a warrant on him for violation. And it was all a big misunderstanding the wife and child said that my freind didnt do anything, but the police put him in jail anyways. The wife did not press... Read more »

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Oct 28, 2020

They need a lawyer to intervene and directly approach the PO. ANY arrest is basically grounds for a revocation, so this needs to be immediately mitigated by a lawyer who can hopefully slow or stop the process. The State has deep discretion in how to deal with these issues as once you are... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I've been paying child support for 18 years and have back pay in North Carolina and I stay in Georgia. A home dna test

by my mother and come to find out the kids are not mine. So how can I handle this to get rid of my back child support and or if I can get some money back

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Oct 28, 2020

If there was an Order establishing paternity, you will not be able to get the child support you have paid, or owe back. Did you do a DNA test at the time child support was originally put in place?

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Child Support for both girls? One is his biological the other mine and he supports.
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 28, 2020

He's only obligated to pay support for his 1 child.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Will, I revived child support for both girls, and am I entitled to alimony? I've been a stay at mom for 5 years

I am wanting to file for divorce from my husband of almost 8 years. I have been a stay at home mom for most of those ye

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Oct 28, 2020

If you have custody of the children you should receive child support. It is likely that you will get some alimony for a period of time if you don't earn an income. Call us to help you get things in order.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: I don't know what to do

I was pulled over after just getting my car back October 2nd, the reason for the stop was they had claimed my paper temporary tag was flapping in the wind but the plastic tag cover I bought pretty much tells me that was a lie. They search my vehicle without my consent and all of a sudden a tiny bag... Read more »

Jermario L Davis
Jermario L Davis answered on Oct 27, 2020

You should hire an attorney as soon as possible. There are notices and deadlines that have to be met in order for the seizure and potential forfeiture to be valid. In any case, do not delay taking action to get your property back.

As far as the charge itself, there appear to be multiple...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it theft from walmart if person is still inside the gate but they claim person was past the "last point of sale"?

Person was in the garden section of walmart with shopping cart that did contain items that were going to be purchased. Walmart employees detained person and claimed person was stealing because they were past the "Last point of sale"

Jermario L Davis
Jermario L Davis answered on Oct 27, 2020

The short answer is yes. There is no requirement that the suspect leave the store with the item or even passed all points of payment.

Theft by shoplifting only requires that the suspect intend to steal the item and he/she does something in furtherance of that goal. In other words, the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My mom tried to send me away so I left home. Im 17. Can the people I moved in with get into legal trouble?

My friend's mom didnt want to see me on the streets so she let me stay there. Can she get into trouble for this? Mom made my job let me go so I cant emancipate myself. I left home cause I'm was tired of the verbal abuse and pettiness.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 27, 2020

Duplicate question. At this point you are not a legal adult, so you have to live where your mother says you have to live. She can report you as a runaway at this point. Once you turn 18 you can live where you would like to.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Expired green card. What other form of ID can I use to get a GA drivers license?

I am a permanent resident of the US. CA accepted expired and or copy of the green card. GA does not. Aside from renewing card for $500 and waiting 6 months, is there anything else I can use to obtain a GA drivers license?

Mario Musil
Mario Musil answered on Oct 27, 2020

If you apply to renew your green card, you can either receive an extension sticker on the card when you do your biometrics, or you can ask for temporary card during an infopass appointment at your local USCIS office.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: If an individual has been in jail for 90 days and hasn't been indicted or granted bond,the judge is in violation of wha?
Jermario L Davis
Jermario L Davis answered on Oct 26, 2020

The statute that you are referring to is o.c.g.a. 17-7-50....if true, the judge would be required to set a reasonable bond upon petition by the Defendant. There are exceptions if the state intends to seek the death penalty. Specifically, the state can seek additional time (90 more days) to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: if I turn my self in on a criminal case will I be able to bond out the same day
Jermario L Davis
Jermario L Davis answered on Oct 26, 2020

Depends on the charge and the jurisdiction/location.

If the charge is a misdemeanor and you have no holds (or other active warrants) then there is a strong likelihood that you will receive a pre-set bond. On the other hand, if the charge is a felony, you will likely have to go before a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Georgia on
Q: My 82 yr old mother lives in Georgia. She has social security and pension payments each month.

She's been served papers For cc debt of roughly 13k. Owns a home fmv is 61980 assessed is 24792. Is the property at risk based on ga exemption laws

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 26, 2020

You have a couple of options here. Talk to a Georgia Attorney who handles debt and lawsuits.

Seth Meyerson

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Georgia on
Q: can debt I am cosigned on be included in my bankruptcy if I have a financial POA for my mom

My Mom is incapable of handling her debt . Can I file BR and include her debt I am cosigned on ?

Lloyd M. Nolan
Lloyd M. Nolan answered on Oct 26, 2020

You should be able to file a bankruptcy case for your mother under the authority of a suitable power of attorney in the instance where she does not have the mental capacity to participate and handle her own filing. The U.S. Trustee, which is the branch of the Federal Government that monitors... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My mom tried to send me away so I left home. Im 17. Can the people I moved in with get into legal trouble?

My friend's mom didnt want to see me on the streets so she let me stay there. Can she get into trouble for this? Mom made my job let me go so I cant emancipate myself. I left home cause I'm was tired of the verbal abuse and pettiness.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 26, 2020

Until you reach the age of 18 or emancipate, your mom can dictate where you live.

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Is harrassment via phone, text, and in person of a person who is legally blind And an above knew amputee, confined to

Aawheelchair a criminal offense? The behavior includes threats of bodily harm, threats of death, telling the person that they are completely worthless and degrading them with vile language and unkind remarks about their disability, and physical appearance, making false allegations to authorities... Read more »

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Oct 26, 2020

The first step is to contact the local law enforcement authorities as well as the appropriate government agency advising and protecting our elderly and differently abled, such as the Georgia Division of Aging Services. There may be multiple vectors of abuse here, and they need assistance... Read more »

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