Hello, I have a question. I have a friend who was arrested about 2 weeks ago. He lives in the state of Tennessee and was arrested in a fugitive warrant out of Georgia. Come to find out the charge is child abandonment. He is being held till May with no bond. The hearing is in May. I was wanting to... Read more »
More information is needed before an answer can be provided. It is in your friend’s best interest to contact an attorney who practices in Georgia and who can assist with the specifics of the case. There are many things to consider.
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More information is needed to provide you with an accurate answer. Generally, if by “your responsibility” you mean is he emancipated/legal adult, the answer is yes. However, if you are referring to payment of child support, Georgia law requires that a parent pay support on their child’s...Read more »
That depends. If it is found that the children are in a state of dependency, the children can be removed from the home. Living with a parolee, in and of itself, is not a basis to remove the children from the home. However, some circumstances may inherently jeopardize the children, for instance if...Read more »
Will it be seen as kidnapping and will it be held against me in divorce court later on? Or will it be seen as a good thing that I got myself and children out of that situation? My only reasoning for leaving the state we currently live in is because my family lives out of state and I have no one... Read more »
It could possibly be held against you if you remove the children from the state in anticipation of a divorce. You should seriously consider consulting with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your options and best strategy before doing this.
The couple never married, and there is no custody agreement in place The paternal father will not disclose the whereabouts of her children The paternal father allows her to speak to her children contingent on her sending him money there is no child support agreement in place.
There is no way to answer this without knowing more facts of the case. Were the parents married or has the father legitimized the child? Without either one of those then the father has no legal rights to the child. If they were married or the child has been legitimized then we’d need to know the...Read more »
sons lived with me for 8 months and filed for change of custody. on the court date my ex wife met with my attorney before going in front of judge and agreed to change of custody and child support modification and signed. now that she has received the official document to sign and file she has... Read more »
My family was evicted 2 weeks ago. During this time someone reported drug use in the home. A DFACS caseworker told me that upon finding that the child wasn't living at the potentially unsafe location, their involvement should have ended. However DFACS pursued this and made contact with my mother,... Read more »
A safety plan is not an order that changes custody. However, you need to speak with an experienced dependency attorney. DFCS may be in the process of filing a dependency case against you or may move forward with doing so if you object to the safety plan.
We do have a court order/ divorce decree for him to contact the kids. But my ex hasn’t been contacting the kids or picking them up for visitation. So when he does contact the kids it brings the kids into a spiral breakdown where crying is happening and they asking where their dad and why their... Read more »
No, and to do so means you would be violating a court order. There are potentially serious consequences that you want to avoid. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case. We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.
More information is needed to provide you with an accurate answer. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances. We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.
My divorce was final 4 years ago after my ex husbands arrest. In my divorce decree shows his rights were taken away and no contact put in order. he was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison. I did not want my last name different than my daughter's, now she is 13 and would like to have my... Read more »
Not necessarily. However, it is important to contact an attorney who can provide you with a tailored response, in light of your specific circumstances. I think it is great that you all have been able to come up with solutions that work for the whole family, without court intervention....Read more »
I believe my sister is neglecting her three year old son, and can provide witnesses to several events showing neglect, including leaving him in a car while she went into the store, him running around outside with a knife he got from the kitchen unsupervised, and the person who found him called for... Read more »
There are options available, but more information about this case is required. These circumstances are unfortunate because there is potential child neglect. It is best to contact an attorney to discuss the specifics of your case in light of Georgia law.
Without more details it is difficult to answer your question definitively. Generally, without an order from a court of law, your sister would not have legal standing to prevent you from seeing your child.
There are many moving parts to your case, and it is best to consult an attorney who...Read more »
He kneed me on the left side of my face, Temple and skull. I left in June, after he drug me out of his mom's house by my hair in a bra and jeans. I had shoes on. I found out my mom died 1 month and 1/2 after she passed away. I called Kevin he picked me up and went to his mom's. I took a shower and... Read more »
Your case is unfortunate, and there are a lot of missing components, making it difficult to provide you with an accurate answer. You do have options, TPO and filing for visitation are a couple that immediately come to mind. More information is needed from you.
If there was no court ordered visitation, the mother has equal legal standing with the father as it relates to custody. You cannot kidnap your child if there is no court order forbidding visitation or contact by that parent. More information about your case is needed to provide you with a specific...Read more »
I left Lucas's dad in july after a bad injury frm kevin in May 2019. I have no money for an attorney. He didn't allow me to work. And has legal documents& wont give them to me.I I gave him phys. Cust. Bc I don't have a set place to live he pushed for supervised visits by himself w/o a 3rd partyou... Read more »
Without more details, it is difficult to answer your question definitively. Generally, you will want to file for visitation through the courts; this will guarantee you time with your son on a regular basis. It is really best to contact an attorney as soon as possible, especially since you suspect...Read more »
Temporary guardianship may be continued by the court if the court determines that the the temporary guardianship is in the best interest of the child (you). An order for temporary guardianship can be modified (changed) only under certain circumstances. For this reason, it is best to consult an...Read more »
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