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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Have we met the 6 month residency requirement for divorce?

My daughter and I just moved to GA in February 2021. My husband has been here since July 2020. He has been working and did file GA state taxes. He has not switched his DL over to GA yet.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 15, 2021

He has met the requirements.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: State of Ga. I have joint custody of my 11 year old son. Ex has primary physical. Can she move in with a boyfriend?

Is there a Ga state law regarding overnight stays on this?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 15, 2021

There is no law prohibiting this. If your parenting plan doesn't cover it, it is allowed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: I have an incident report of a then "parking committee" person that reported to the board. This person is now a board.

She is now a board member. I filed a incident report 1 5 yrs ago. She trespassed into my home and lectured the laborers about parking. I was told about it when I came home from laborers. Can I still take legal action against her?

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Apr 14, 2021

Sorry, but you have not provided near enough information. First, your question states this occurred 15 (?) years ago. Did you mean 1.5 years ago? What do laborers have to do with the situation? Most important question of all would be --- How were you harmed by any of this? It appears that you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Q: I need to consult with an HOA expert.

I am being targeted by the HOA and they are finding me exorbitant amount for my dog being off leash along with other matters of misconduct and abusing board member Authority. I honestly need a pro bono attorney in Atlanta that I can talk to because this is going to get ugly. I have a medical... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 14, 2021

If you are seeking a free attorney or one who will charge reduced rates, I would contact legal aid in your area or I would contact the local and state bar association and ask them if they have a list of attorneys in your area who would consider taking your case on a pro bono basis or at a reduced... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: I passed my N-400 interview, but one of my travel return dates in my N-400 form is off by 1 day. What should I do now?

Hi,

I passed my N-400 interview this week. I was just looking at my passport stamps yesterday and found 1 return date on my N-400 form is incorrect by 1 day. My N-400 is based on marriage. I have taken 3 trips outside the US, since I got my green card -

1) 9 days trip in 2019.... Read more »

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Apr 13, 2021

Congrats. I doubt that should be an issue. You spent most of your time in the US and that is what is required for the time segment of the form. If you are asked about it at any time explain it as you did here.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My wife and I are getting separated and she has my car in another state. What can I do legally to get it back
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Apr 13, 2021

You're going to need to file for divorce and have the judge decide who gets the car.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: I came to this country on asylum from Rwanda. I want to visit my parents in Zambia. I'm not a Citizen yet. can I travel?

I no longer hold a Rwandan citizenship because I left as a refugee.

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Apr 13, 2021

As an asylee you have to get approval before you travel. A specific document is needed.

You should consult an attorney - the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Justis both have lawyer directories. You can also look on the USCIS website.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: If I am getting a divorce and I agree do I have to answer the summons
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Apr 13, 2021

Yes, even though you agree to the divorce, you may not agree to all of the things that your spouse is requesting in the divorce. If you do not have a settlement agreement that is being filed with the court, I would highly suggest that you file an answer and counterclaim for divorce to protect your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia on
Q: My father died with out a will. I have siblings born out of wedlock , no DNA results. Probate Court worth COUNTY Ga

They are not legitimate through Superior Court are they heirs? The courts asked for a list of siblings I only gave my whole brothers and sisters but the ones born out of wedlock started calling and got on the probate Court Records as heirs how is this possible. I'm the administrator but... Read more »

Robert W. Hughes Jr.
Robert W. Hughes Jr. answered on Apr 13, 2021

As Administrator, it is your job to file a Petition to Determine Heirs. Each person who thinks he is an heir will have to prove to the judge how he is an heir. This type of action is best handled with attorney assistance.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I file an injunction against CHOA to prevent building an 8 story building that blocks sunlight from my home.

The original plan was for a two-story power generation plant built partially undergroud, but plans changed without notice to the adjacent property owners.

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Apr 12, 2021

Meet with a real estate attorney and retain him/her to draft, file and serve the appropriate documentation. you will not be able to complete this on your own. It is highly likely you will also face having to pay the other side's attorney fees if you proceed.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: I been married for a year and want to start my green card application need 3 years of tax returns but I have 1 year only

I have 2020 tax returns for my husband can I just use that?

Been on hold for so long and time is running out

What should I do?

Hassan Hussein Elkhalil
Hassan Hussein Elkhalil answered on Apr 12, 2021

You do not need the three years tax returns to file for your relative. If you are eligible, you may file as soon as you can.

Good luck

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How do i get my daughters last name changed from her fathers to mine?

My daughter has her fathers last name. She’s 6 months old and he hasn’t been involved since she was around 3 weeks old. I went to the Probate court office in my city and they told me that me and him would have to both sign since he’s on her birth certificate but he won’t sign even though... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 11, 2021

You can file a name change if you wish. He will have be notified and he chance to object.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: In filing out my petition for divorce r venue my husband and I got married in Plantation, Fl However, he never lived

in the United States. In the venue section, can I put that he never lived in the US and resides in England and just provide his address.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 11, 2021

Yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: Is Faking Your Own Death a Crime? And what charges can you get?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 10, 2021

A Georgia attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. If it's done in the context of life insurance benefits, which is the common scenario, the crime is generally insurance fraud. Outside of that or other contexts involving illegal acts (but instead done as a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I was pulled over, vehicle surched, and officer shows a dollar bill with what he said was meth, ive never seen it

What should I do?

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Apr 10, 2021

You should talk to a criminal defense lawyer ASAP. A felony record will have negative effects on your life that you’ll want to avoid. An experienced attorney can likely help to keep your record clean.

For more information visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can a judge give custody of my kids to the paternal grandmother without my knowledge of the proceedings/or signature?

I was in prison at the time of this filing and I never signed anything nor was I served a copy of anything other than the initial motion?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 9, 2021

If an answer was not filed to the the original petition, you waived your right to further notifications of hearings. Consult with an attorney about your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it a crime to get got with sandwich baggies in car with no drugs

Drug paraphernalia law

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Apr 8, 2021

It is not illegal to possess sandwich baggies.

For more information visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can a family member represent me as my lawyer in child support court in the state of Georgia?

My sons father has his sister in law as his lawyer and they are both falsifying information to the court. Isn’t this a conflict of resolution?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 8, 2021

An attorney is allowed to represent a family member if they wish. No one is allowed to falsify information.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Who should I do?

I work through a temp agency for a company. Several weeks ago I pointed out to the company that the drain on my machine was clogged and causes the floor to get wet from overflow. I fell yesterday and hurt my wrist and possibly my back. Was offered light duty work through the temp agency 45 minutes... Read more »

Christine King
Christine King answered on Apr 7, 2021

You need a workers comp. Attorney. I would call Laura Lanzisera.

404-445-6010.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Q: I’m in Georgia Can I draw ssd off my husbands if I don’t have enough credits off my own. I’m physically unable to work
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn answered on Apr 7, 2021

Unfortunately you are not able to draw disability benefits based on his work record. The only exception to this is if you are over 50 and a widow. A widow who is over 50 and disabled can draw off of her deceased husband's record if her disability happens within 7 years of his death.

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