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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex husband is past due over $5000. What can I do to get it. This is a court ordered.

I haven't received a payment since August. My ex received both stimulus checks. When I ask for an update they say no updates and they will reach out to the other state

Onyema Anene Farrey
Onyema Anene Farrey answered on Jan 17, 2021

If your ex is behind in his court-ordered child support or alimony payments, you will need to file a contempt action against him in the Court that issued the order. It is not clear who you are referring to by stating "they say no updates." If you are referring to child support services,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: So my ex husband and I get to switch years to claim our daughter on taxes he has odd years and I have even years.

So how and why does he get to keep it all.

Onyema Anene Farrey
Onyema Anene Farrey answered on Jan 17, 2021

It is not quite clear what you are asking. The IRS allows the custodial parent to claim the minor child on his/her taxes. The custodial parent is the parent who has the child more nights during the year than the other parent. However, the custodial parent can agree to allow the non-custodial parent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How can I get custody of my 13 year old niece?

She has lived with me 4 years now because her parents were homeless. They moved to a different state and they took their 6 year old son but they left her here with me. She is very depressed and she asked for help with this so the doctor sent a referral for a therapist we went to the first... Read more »

Onyema Anene Farrey
Onyema Anene Farrey answered on Jan 17, 2021

If her parents are objecting to officially giving you custody of your niece, you should consider talking to them about getting temporary guardianship of your niece so that you can obtain the necessary medical and therapy treatments for her. They should be willing to agree to this since... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: How do i find out whats goin on in my personal injury case if i filed a complaint 45 days ago

Filed a complaint over 45 days ago how do i find tha status of my case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 17, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You filed your complaint 45 days ago. If that means you purchased an index number, another question might be when did you serve the other party? Only a Georgia attorney is qualified to advise on the state rules of civil... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Hello my child support will be up for review this June of 2021. How soon can I go to the child support office to have it

updated? Do I have to wait exactly 2yrs from the date of the child support(GA court order) order? Also how is proof of income determine if the CP lives out of state?

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Jan 17, 2021

The office of child support services only reviews once every THREE years. If you want to have it revised in two years you will have to go through a private attorney. Contact our office to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to help.

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Georgia on
Q: Hi! If I created a personalized rug of a character that is trademark would I be in violation of trademark agreement?

Starting a small business creating personalized rugs and want to avoid trademark fraud.

Benjamin Charles Korray
Benjamin Charles Korray answered on Jan 17, 2021

Maybe yes, maybe no. It depends on how the trademark is registered and how you use it on your rugs and then if and how you sell it. You should also consider that characters can be protected under copyright (in addition to trademark). Please feel free to email me if you have any questions at... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Georgia on
Q: I want to trademark a name that is considered “abandoned” and “dead” on TESS. What steps should I take?

The goods and services that the dead trademark provides is not in the same category as what I want to provide

Bernard Samuel Klosowski
Bernard Samuel Klosowski answered on Jan 16, 2021

A trademark might still be in use under "common law" even if the associate federal registration has been abandoned and listed as dead. It's even possible that the registration was unintentionally abandoned and if not too much time has passed, the owner could petition to revive the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: What is first appearance of a defendant?

When a defendant files a motion for extension to answer a complaint, is it considered a first appearance of a defendant?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 16, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney for a meaningful and accurate assessment, as a GENERAL RULE, filing a motion could SOMETIMES be considered an appearance. But it could also depend on the type... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Georgia on
Q: Is a cancelled trademarked name then available for use?
Evelyn Suero
Evelyn Suero answered on Jan 15, 2021

A cancelled trademark may still be in use by the original trademark registrant or some other business owner. In order to avoid claims of infringement, it is important to determine if a mark (or a similar mark) is in use for the same or related goods or services. Consult with a trademark attorney to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Georgia on
Q: If a deed is worded with the owner's name and then ending with the words "Family Trust", what happens upon their death?
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jan 14, 2021

The name of the trust does not shed any light on what the plan of distribution is at the trust creator’s death. The only way to answer that question is to review the trust instrument itself.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Gm.. My son lives in LA and I live in Ga how can I get him legitimized?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 14, 2021

Contact an attorney where the mother lives. (not sure whether you mean Los Angeles or Louisiana.)

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My husband left my two children and I and I'm pregnant now and is committing adultery living with a married woman.

How do I file for separation and custody of our boys?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 13, 2021

You can file for divorce if you like. The court will order child support as well..

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: code 42-9-42 could you explain this o.c.g.a.
Tracy S. Reeves Jr.
Tracy S. Reeves Jr. answered on Jan 13, 2021

What, specifically, is your question about this statute? Are you asking about what factors the parole board considers for grant or denial of parole?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: At the age of 19 can my mother make me move back in with her & send me to rehab
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 12, 2021

No. But it sounds like she wants to help, so you should let her.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: What things can be done about his case?

I have a fiancé Kajarien Jones currently incarcerated in Cobb County Jail for catching new charges while on probation.

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Jan 12, 2021

Sometimes the cases can be resolved together in a "package deal" that can help reduce incarceration time. However, their may be defenses to the drug charges he is facing. He's barely 1 year into a 10 year probation sentence, on very similar charges, so that could be problematic.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Georgia on
Q: I've found a concerning negative review of a potential attorney. How can I voice my concern about that review?

I'd like to ask my potential attorney about this and I'm not sure if voicing the concern will negatively affect my relationship with that potential attorney.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 12, 2021

All attorneys have negative reviews. I would have no problem addressing a concern of a potential client. The attorney will not be able to give details of past representation due to attorney-client privilege, however.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Georgia on
Q: I have joint custody of my grandchildren with another person. I am going to adopt the children. Will I have sole custo

Will I have sole custody?

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Jan 12, 2021

If you are adopting the children you should have sole custody at the end of the adoption. Adoptions, while very joyful, require particular attention to detail. We would love to assist you in your adoption journey. Please call us at 770-723-7211 to schedule time to discuss your situation further.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: What do I do if someone is accusing me of criminal trespass and property damage?

My ex husband is saying I broke his window, stole his money and I'm terrorizing his family. I havent done any of the things he is accusing me of. I keep my location on my phone and it shows I was on the other side of town when he says the broken window happened. He also told police I beat his... Read more »

Tracy S. Reeves Jr.
Tracy S. Reeves Jr. answered on Jan 11, 2021

You may want to explore seeking a Temporary Protective Order that would keep your husband from making any threats or harassing you. This can be done by going to the Superior Court in the county that your ex husband resides and requesting an Ex-Parte TPO. This means the judge will listen to your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I'm being summons to go to court for child support what will happen at court and do i need a lawyer
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 11, 2021

We would need to know where you are in regard to the process in order to provide you with guidance. Is this your first time addressing child support, are you being called back in, etc.? It’s always a good idea to work with an attorney.

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