Georgia Questions & Answers

Q: My step dad's mother died, and he is severely depressed. My mom needs to know her rights as his spouse?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
Your question is vague as to what real estate you're asking about.... his deceased mother's or real property your step-father and mother own jointly or separately. A competent attorney can answer your questions. Have all the pertinent facts readily available for the consultation.

Q: What happens when the non-custodial parent has two jobs but only reports one for a modification?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
A well trained attorney can examine, under oath, parties and witnesses, and also has discovery tools that will show the Court an accurate portrayal of the parties' income, etc. Also, if there are legal reasons to disturb a final judgment, time is of the essence to do so. Consult with an attorney to explore options.

Q: I'm about to go to court to get legitimized for my son. Do I or should I file a putative registry form

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
I generally advise fathers to register if they have concerns that they have fathered any children, other considerations including such as a desire to have a relationship with their offspring. Some men, for obvious financial reasons, intentionally choose not to register. A well drafted petition will likely include the relief you desire. Consult with an attorney.

Q: Will anyone help a single mom in Forsyth county stop a wealthy ex husband and his family from violating a court order?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
Many attorneys, and I’m assuming local to you too, provide free consultations. Also, check with the local legal aid. Child custody situations can be stressful, but a competent local attorney can ease the stress. Good luck.

Q: A child was taken away from me a week ago my DHR. I passed my urine analysis yet her supposed father was granted custody

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You need to talk with an attorney about your specific case. Your case is too unique and your question too specific to be answered generally.

Q: I have a dfcs case. My daughter was placed wit her paternal grandmother. DNA showed she wasn't her daddy's biological

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
Going off of the situation you have described, he has no legal rights to the child. You weren't married and he has not legitimized her, and now you found out he's biologically not the father. Having no legal rights to her, it's unlikely they would place her with him. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Q: I received court papers from dfcs lawyer and they lied about alot of information on me. What can I do about that?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
Are you working with an attorney? If not, you should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and help you plan the proper course of action. There has to be a compelling reason why they removed the child and that they are having you work through a plan to gain her custody back. Without knowing that information in detail it's difficult to provide you with direction on how to handle the situation. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Q: What can the NCP do without paying excessive attorney fees when a CP kicked the child out the house?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case, present you with the options, and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Q: can one company cease doing business with another without justification

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
As a general matter, yes. If a company ceases to do business with its steel supplier because it finds another supplier that provides higher quality steel, this sort of thing might be considered without justification and it happens all the time in commerce. If you are inquiring about a specific matter that involves your business dealings, you should probably consult with an attorney in Georgia. If ceasing to do business without justification means being in breach of contract, that's something...

Q: How is it that someone is sentence to life for felony murder and four twenty years sentence for aggravated asalut be .

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
David Edward Boyle's answer
Depending upon when they were convicted a life sentence is eligible for parole after 14 years, or 21 years, or 30 years.

Q: 1st time misdemeanor charge of 16-13.32.2 18 y.o college student do I need a lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
David Edward Boyle's answer
It is a misdemeanor offense that will remain on your record forever if you enter a guilty plea to the charges. I would recommend you consult with an attorney to explore defenses and alternatives to a conviction on your record. Drug offenses can result in the loss of financial aid.

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Q: What evidence is required to arrest for shoplifting?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
David Edward Boyle's answer
In order to be arrested there must be probable cause to believe you committed the offense of shoplifting. You can be arrested for shoplifting even if you are innocent. If the arrest was without probable cause you would have ground to sue the store for false arrest.

Q: I have a friend who wants to put a TPO on a guy who keeps harassing her through messages and calls.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
David Edward Boyle's answer
If he publishes the photos he may face legal consequences under the revenge porn law. O.C.G.A. 16-11-90. It is a 1-5 year felony offense.

Q: Can my 14yr old be charged as an adult in a aggravated sexual battery case he didn't penetrate the victim

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
David Edward Boyle's answer
Aggravated sexual battery is the penetration of the vagina by something other than a penis without consent. If the 14 yr old was a party to the offense, i.e. helped in its commission than yes he could be prosecuted even though he didn't penetrate the female.

Q: My son was molested at 13 and 14 but just told me at 18. What do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
David Edward Boyle's answer
You can contact the law enforcement authorities in Michigan in the jurisdiction where it took place. In Georgia the statute of limitations is 7 years from the disclosure or when the child turned 16, which ever occurs first, so it would be a viable case to prosecute until the victim turned 23.

Q: If you are in a probation detention center for violation of probation are you entitled to get credit for time served

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
David Edward Boyle's answer
The person sentence in the detention center is calculated by the date they were sentenced to go to the detention center, or when they arrive at the detention center. They get credit towards the overall time of their sentence but not necessarily the time in jail waiting to go to the detention center. The overall sentence never stopped running.

Q: In jail charged with 16-5-70 Cruelty to children-Criminal Negligence/Causes excessive physical/mental pain

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
David Edward Boyle's answer
She needs to apply for the services of a public defender if she cannot afford an attorney. If she is in jail one might have already been appointed.

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