I was the primary custodian in the divorce proceedings and primary decision maker. Outside of the agreement I allowed for my son to live with his dad. No paperwork has changed our initial agreement. Now he's 15 and I want him back. Do I still have rights? Can I just go get him after he's... Read more »
I strongly recommend that you speak with a Georgia attorney about this personally. We will not be able to give you step by step advice with the little information you have provided. I strongly urge you to get counsel first before you do anything. You will need to coordinate the retrieval of your...Read more »
I had sole custody of my daughter. With no report of concern on myself but with the other parent making false accusations against me case worker changed custody over to ex and then gave him permission to leave the state with her. Since then he went to file for emergency custody in new state and was... Read more »
Clearly, you have much going on here. We will never be able to address your concerns because everything depends on...well, everything else. You are in need of legal counsel fast. You really needed an attorney long ago before all this happened. Get one now.
I filed a petition to change child custody (my ex has primary, I want 50/50 as circumstances have changed). I provided text message screenshots between the two of us that clearly backed up the claims I was making; however, he and his attorney filed a response that said all the screenshots were... Read more »
Don't worry about the lawyer says. First, anything you add to the petition isn't considered evidence. In court, you present the evidence to the judge. But send clear copies of your evidence to the attorney ahead of time. Let the judge decide if your evidence is usable or not. But you...Read more »
I filed for Legitimation and 4 days later child support filed an case. so right now i am currently trying to get them decided on one case instead of two cases but i do not have an child support order already. My question is if we (both parents) have agreed to Joint Physical and Joint Legal Custody... Read more »
If you think your child is in harm or danger, then you shouldn't be ok with joint custody. Presenting a custody case is more than just giving the judge a parenting plan, but more about proving why that is in your child's best interest. Speak to an attorney in your area about your options.
Retain an attorney and discuss the situation first. If the attorney believes you have a viable claim, you would file with the court papers seeking custody. Please don't try to do this without legal counsel. There are a number of issues involved.
I have a four year old daughter I gave temporary guardianship to my sister I went to probate court to terminate the guardianship due to my sister not letting me visit my daughter or let my daughter spend the night with me she don’t let me see my daughter at all…..I have a mental health... Read more »
I am starting to panic. I have exhausted every option, and I’m running out of time! My lawyer quit at the same time that my dad was in ICU for almost a month, I had a baby, my Aunt was hospitalized with COVID, my baby sister got married.... it was all so much at once.
I’m sorry to hear you are going through a rough time. You can try contacting Legal Aid to see if you qualify for their assistance. Additionally, you can call the state bar to inquire about any pro bono attorneys in your area. Plus, most attorneys do take credit cards, which may make it easier for...Read more »
If the CP still lives in Georgia, the Georgia order remains in tact. The GA CS order can be enforced in the new state. the orders cannot be modified anywhere other than Georgia as long as the CP still lives in Georgia.
Decree says Under the parenting time arrangement. "there shall be free and open communication and contact between both parents and the children at all times" A separate "ordered and adjudged" paragraph requires us to discuss all major decisions & try our best to agree,... Read more »
You may want to consult with an attorney who can review your arrangement and provide you with guidance. There needs to be open communication, but that doesn’t mean you have to be texted non-stop with every little thing. Perhaps he is doing this because he knows it irritates you.
Correct. The substance of the law hasn't changed -
Only the mother of a child born out of wedlock is entitled to custody of the child, unless the father legitimates the child as provided in Code Section 19-7-22. Otherwise, the mother may exercise all parental power over the child.
I divorced my ex husband, and I am primary custodial parent. Our divorce is in GA. In our papers, it says neither party can take the child more than 100 miles outside of the county without giving the other party notice and providing contact info. (Visits, vacation, etc…) I’ve been traveling... Read more »
You should still be able spend time with you new husband in AL. With situations like yours, we generally file a Motion to modify the standing order so it's clear that you are not in violation. Your situation sounds complex enough that you should not be trying to proceed without legal representation.
Is his legitimation request immediately granted or do I have the opportunity to request a different custody agreement? Will there be a court date? We have never been married, and have a history of domestic violence as him as the aggressor.
Given the bad history, you might even need to defend against the whole legitimation process. You may certainly object to the legitimation if you believe it is in your child's best interests. While legitimation is usually favored, if you can show the court that legitimation would be against...Read more »
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