Georgia Questions & Answers

Q: Our twin boys are 5 & in pre-k. Divorce is coming. Hubby just accepted a job out of state. How can this affect custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Both parties have equal rights to custody unless and until there is a court order otherwise. A move will always affect custody. That will be one of many factors the court will consider. If you file a case, then he cannot move the children while the case is pending.

You will need to consult with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your options.

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Q: My ex wife is claiming one of my children isn't mine. We have have been divorced for 7 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Is your order in Georgia? If so, it wouldn't matter if the child is biologically yours at this point. You are the legal father if the child was born in wedlock. It would only natter if the biological father came to legitimize the child, which you would have a strong defense to at this point.
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Q: My wife and I are separated with a 3 month old. She tends not to reply to messages or calls when she doesn't get what

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

You'll have a court order governing contact about the child. While this doesn't guarantee she'll respond, you will have the ability to go back to court to enforce the order if it becomes a con tinting problem.
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Q: My ex moved overseas with my child; We have a court order and shes legitimized.I did not give her permission. What to do

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

She doesn't need to be legitimized nor does she need your permission. Talk to a local attorney about filing for a modification of custody.
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Q: My kids father lied to me to get custody and has turned them against me with their new religion. Can I get them back

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Yes, it is possible. It is very difficult to overcome an election, but it is possible. Talk to a local attorney about your options.
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Q: My child support case is in VA but my child lives with me in Ga. Her father refused to pay and they won't look for him.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Contact an attorney in Virginia about puring a child support case there. You may consider hiring a private investigator as well. Good luck.
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Q: After filling out paperwork at the child support office does both parents have to appear in court

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Not typically, but I'd advise you be there to make sure things go smoothly.
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Q: For an uncontested divorce with minor children in Forsyth are Financial Affidavits required for both parties?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Yes. You can use the Fulton County forms and simply change the name at the top.
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Q: my brother is 16 and was arrested for driving 118 on the interstate where the speed limit was 70 mph. What can we expect

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

Wow, that is fast. What is your question?
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Q: If we were unmarried at the time of birth, but later married, does the mother still have full custody of the chil

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

No, the marriage gave him equal rights.
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Q: My son was born before our marriage can I included him in the divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

If your son is the biological son of your husband then the marriage legitimatedby our son and can be included in the divorce.
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Q: Does a noncustodial parent have to disclose their address of the child is going to be in their custody

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018
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Q: My child father got served to go to court for child support in Monday. Is it true i don't have to be there

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

If you filed through child support services, then no, you don't. I'd recommend that you be there just in case though.
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Q: Cook County, GA- 20 over- Citation reads I Must appear in court. What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

First I am so sorry to hear that you got a ticket. Lets help.

1. You must come to court or hire an attorney that may excuse your presence in court.

2. You must bring your identification and of course your self if you don't have an attorney.

3. Worst case scenario. You don't come to court or have an attorney. You get a bench warrant for failure to appear. Your license is then suspended for failing to appear and if you are ever stopped by law enforcement you can get...
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Q: I have these codes on my paper work from my reck can u give me an ideal what I'm looking at 40-6-393(a) an 40-6-48

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

393 is Homicide By Vehicle. You need an attorney.
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Q: Was looking at my child support order they didn’t add my insurance that I had covered on my kids for 4 years

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

Yes. Contact a local attorney or the Department of Child Support Services to dis cuss modification of support.
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Q: Can an 18 year old be a health care advocate / patient advocate in the state of Georgia?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Contracts for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

In Georgia, a person may appoint an 18 year old person as his health care agent in an advance directive for health care.
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Q: Once the NCP goes to his initial hearing for child support, can he say no to the amount they come up with at court?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

If you filed through child support services they will handle the case. The time frame seems incredibly long though. You may want to speak with private counsel if you are having concerns.
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Q: Would a court ever impose more than minimum child support in an uncontested divorce

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

The court has the discretion to accept or reject an agreement. The court can reject an agreement if he or she feels it is not in compliance with the law or the best interests of the child.

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Q: If the custodial parent passed away and left money on the child support card can the non custodial parent use the money?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

Is the non-custodial parent legitimized and able to take custody upon the passing of the custodial parent?
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