Ellaretha Coleman's answer The party filing a lawsuit has the burden of proving proof of service upon the other party. In custody actions, personal service is required, so he would have to personally serve you with the action. Mailing to any address would not be sufficient.
Kim Ebert's answer According to your statement, the divorce decree says "age appropriate devices." It's probably a safe bet that telephone qualifies, but it depends on what your judge defines such devices as appropriate at certain ages. You should consult with an attorney for a better opinion based on the divorce decree (and settlement agreement if there is one).
~ Kim Ebert, Attorney at Law, (678) 818-6543, serving Georgia, Florida, Hawaii and several Federal Districts.
Regina Irene Edwards' answer There isn't a simple answer to that question. A variety of things can happen after a Motion to Set Aside. Sometimes, the parties settle with or without mediation, sometimes they just to trial.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer You can trust the public defender. I will tell you that you aren't the first I've heard make those allegations against DeKalb DFCS. Right or wrong, you will have the opportunity to address these allegations in court. Take advantage of the ability to have a public defender. If you are unhappy with their services, contact private counsel to take over.
Regina Irene Edwards' answer It sounds like you need to consult with an attorney about your case. If he got temporary custody, then he had some evidence to present to the judge that supported that. You will need to hire an attorney to make sure both sides are fully being heard.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer If there has been a change in his financial circumstances since the entry of the child support order, he may qualify for a modification of the present order. He should consult with an attorney to discuss his options.
Regina Irene Edwards' answer Both parties have equal right to the children. However, leaving with the children is usually an unnecessarily hostile way to separate. The other parent often is left with no real opportunity to see the children. You should consult with an attorney prior to leaving and taking the children. He or she may advise against it.
Kim Ebert's answer Under the facts as you've stated them, I don't see termination of parental rights or adoption as a reasonable expectation on your part but I don't know enough to state definitively. I don't quite understand some of what you've written so it's tough to address things much further. Look, it's a really HIGH bar to terminate a parent's rights. Whether or not a man is the biological father or not has nothing to do with whether or not he's the legal father. You may consider consulting with an...
Regina Irene Edwards' answer There isn't enough information to answer this question. This cannot be done without the father's consent, and more information would need to be known your son's father's parental status and custody orders in place.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer There is no short how to pursue a custody action that any lawyer can give you. Unfortunately, the only way to have a lawyer walk you step by step through the process is by retaining them to represent you.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer I strongly suggest that you retain a lawyer, especially if the other party has counsel. Custody actions are complicated and should not be taken lightly. You are going to need to respond to whatever petition they filed. Without knowing more facts of your case, we can not tell you what to do because we don't have enough information to advise you. You should at least schedule a consultation with a family law attorney to discuss your options.
Ecleynne Mercy's answer Yes it is. Very illegal. The child molestation statute does not require proof of the defendant's actual arousal; instead, the law requires only that the defendant have acted with the intent to arouse his sexual desires. West's Ga.Code Ann. § 16–6–4(a).
In GA, there has been no case law suggesting any rational basis for an adult to shower naked with a child that they are not related to.
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