Georgia Questions & Answers

Q: If you receive money from a court judgement do you have to pay taxes on the money?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
You need to talk to a CPA about this, not an attorney (unless they are a tax attorney).

Q: My ex want to call the police on me for withholding mail,but I'm out out town with no access to my mailbox.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Why can't he go get it? He should probably have his work send his check to his address. You cannot open his mail, but it's not your job to be his courier.

Q: If I put my kids father on child support, does that automatically give him visitation rights?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
He has to file a separate case for visitation if he wants him. Putting him on child support doesn't give him rights.

Q: My ex is more than $7,000 behind in child support, we do have and I.D.O. in place. How can I get him to pay what is owed

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
You can always hire private counsel and proceed that way. It costs more, but it is exponentially more efficient than CSE.

Q: My daughter starts volleyball season in September her mother said she will not take her to practice or games during

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
You will need to take a look at what your current order states to see if she is in contempt or not. If it's not stated that she is to do those things then apply for a modification so that she can continue volleyball. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Q: If you report abuse to CPS, is there anyway that your name be release to the family reported?

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
Reports to the Department of Children and Family Services are confidential.

Q: If i sign my parental righta over to someone else wont they have drop case

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
It is not as simple as signing your rights over to someone else. The Department of Children and Family Services will have to approve any placement unless there's a court order of custody otherwise.

Q: My daughter starts volleyball season in September her mother said she will not take her to practice or games during

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
If your current parenting plan order requires her to take the child to extracurricular activities, she can be held in contempt for failing to do so. If the order does not address it, you will need to file a petition to modify the order.

Q: how Would my husband go about adopting my daughter Birth father has no legal rights but on child support

3 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You need to hire an attorney to file for adoption. During the adoption, the biological father's rights will have to be terminated.

Q: The father of my son is deployed until December2018. He has previously avoided being served. Help?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
He's going to be protected from suit while he is deployed pursuant to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, so you cannot get an order while he is deployed. That said, if you know his unit, and if there has already been a paternity determination, you might be able to call his command and notify them of the situation. My understanding is that the military has processes to assist in the collection of support.

Q: We were divorced in Ga. years ago, but my ex and my two daughters live in Seattle now. Which state law is followed?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Georgia retains jurisdiction over custody and child support orders until both parties leave the state. A Georgia court may choose to terminate its jurisdiction and transfer the case to Washington, depending on how long the children have lived there.

Q: Prom and homecoming dance is not In our paperwork. It just says mother and father split the cost 50/50 for extra

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Those activities don't fall under extracurricular activities.

Q: Immunity from criminal liability?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Forrest Clinton Barbour's answer
What is your question?

Q: Does prom and Home coming dance fall under an extra curricular activity?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
They may, but whether or not you have to help pay for them all depends on the wording in your court order. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Q: I'm afraid that if I don't keep the facade of a relationship with my sons mother, she'll keep him from me. What do I do

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
Have you taken steps to legitimize your child? Without doing that you will have no legal rights to the child and she can do as she sees fit. She can keep you from ever seeing him if that's her choice. In order to protect your interest in being able to see the child you need to first go through the legitimization process. That will give you legal rights to your child. Then you can get court ordered visitation. You should consult with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action....

Q: What can I do if my husband put me out the house.He also have a woman living in our home.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
Is your name on the deed or lease? Are you going through the divorce process? 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. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Q: My father left a will, which states that I, his only child, is EXECUTOR, EXECUTRIX, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, TRUSTEE

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
Robert W. Hughes Jr.'s answer
Your question is well past complicated. The entire will needs to reviewed by a lawyer specializing in probate law. You compound the issue by discussing grandchildren who might have a conservator. You make no mention of grandchildren as you quote part of the will. This question ought to be fairly straightforward for a probate lawyer to answer.

Q: What can happen to my 12 year old who is charged with child molestation in Georgia?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
Your twelve year old's case will be handled in juvenile court and will not be required to register.

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