Georgia Child Custody Questions & Answers

Q: I am paying child support and unable to see my son.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
If you haven't legitimated, you have no rights to your child at all. You need to speak with an experienced attorney about establishing custody and parenting time rights.

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: 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: 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: My 13 year old stepson wants to have his abusive mothers rights terminated so that his father and I can adopt him.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
Ultimately that would be up to the judge, who would make the decision after reviewing the facts of the case. I'm assuming the abuse has been documented as well. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Q: If the NCP is awarded custody and becomes the CP, does this remove the child support order? Is a separate motion to

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
The new order should supersede the prior order on child support. However, if the child support is being collected by DHS, you may need to forward a copy of the new order to terminate the child support withholding.

Q: If something happens to me can I set up where my kids be taken care of by my family instead of their dad?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
You can not will away children in the event of your death. If the unfortunate should happen, the father can petition the court for custody of the children.

Q: How do you file for more time to retain a lawyer if your spouse has filed for divorce? Judge gave 2 wks. I work FT!HELP

4 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 2, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
Contact a competent attorney today and let your attorney deal with the Court forevermore ;)

Otherwise, contact the Court. You’ll find yhe sooner you retain an attorney the sooner the plane has a pilot.

Q: If I have guardianship of my granddaughter, what would I do to get full custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Do the parents have visitation? How did you come to get guardianship? This is something that is probably best for you to sit down and discuss with an attorney in a consultation. Most attorney's offer free consultations.

Q: Paper states that I pay child support until child becomes 18 years of age, dies, married or otherwise enrolled in and

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
If the child has not graduated from high school, you still need to pay. It is not terminated until the child is no longer enrolled full time. Dual enrollment means the child is enrolled in high school and college at the same time.

Q: If a parent and their 16-year-old child fled the U.S. to a different country, would that parent be prosecuted?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 31, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You have asked a specific answer for a complicated question. This cannot be answered with so little information. This depends on the circumstances and what the current custody order states. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney in order to get specific advice.

Q: The mother has kept my children from me for a year. I am living in texas now they are in ga. What can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
You should consult with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action. There are facts of your case that need to be reviewed in detail, such as what your custody order was, to see if she is in contempt. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Q: My son is 15 and wants to live with me. Can he sign an ex parte if he is currently being treated for suicidal thoughts?

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
There is not enough information for anyone to answer this. The question was posted from Louisiana, so there may be jurisdiction concerns. We also don't know if there is a custody order in place or where that is. The fact that your ex is not the biological father may or may not be relevant. Generally, if there is a court order in one state, and one of the parties still lives there, that is where any new litigation has to be.

Q: Permanent guardianship was given to my ex's aunt when she lost parental rights in Juvenile Ct/DFACS. Can I get my 16y/o?

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2019
Mr. Samuel E. Thomas' answer
You def have an argument. I would hire a lawyer and pursue this case.

Q: Divorce and adultery. My husband and I have been separated for almost a year not legally separated.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You won't go to jail. However, you do need to talk to an attorney about your options.

Q: I'm under supvision with my son can I sign over my custody to my mother with open defax case

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 20, 2019
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
If there is an open dependency case, the court and/or the Department of Children and Family Services will need to approve the placement. Unfortunately, you can not avoid the investigation simply by turning the child over to someone else.

Q: Can i give joint custody to sons,father,for defax to close case on me

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 20, 2019
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
If there is an open dependency case, the placement will need to be approved prior to closing the case. This is especially true if the father has not legitimized the child. You should consult with an attorney to discuss your options.

Q: I have a signed voluntary acknowledgment of legitimization, what steps do I take to file for visitation or custody?

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 19, 2019
Kim Ebert's answer
The law changed some time ago regarding the procedures related to legitimization of a child and your acknowledgment may fall within the old law. At any rate, your issue really is a procedural one. That's where a lawyer comes in. You can spin around trying to figure it out, or pay someone a fee to figure it all out for you, frame the facts in an efficient manner. Money up front always saves a LOT in the rear. We went to school for this stuff.

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