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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can the child support office take assets/money from a business such as a LLC, etc?

Does business profit count towards an the income for the NCP?

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 14, 2020

Yes business profit counts towards income.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I signed a temporary guardianship for my sister to have my daughter , it's been over 6 months. Is it terminated?

I want to cancel it without her permission. She is lying and being deceitful saying I signed my rights but the paper is temporary guardianship and I want my daughter back. I think she tried to file for child support when I already have an open case and seemed custodial parent in another state. What... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 14, 2020

You do have the right to end the temporary guardianship and get your child back. 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 to address the situation. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My sister is moving out of state in few days. She has a 16 yr. Old who is living with me but I don't have custody.

My niece been living with me for 3mo. Her mom just told us she now is moving 5 states away in 2 days. But her 16 yr. Old isn't going with her. What will happen?

Can I sign for her Drs. And school stuff?

Will they get her mom for abandonment?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 10, 2020

Your sister and the child's father need to sign guardianship or custody paperwork with you.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: What can I do legally when the child support enforcement fails to in force my out of state order?

Child support In SC states beyond suspending the NCP license that’s all their doing in COVID 19. The director of child support in ga states she will not put a lien on his accounts, they only look at them. The arrears is almost 10,000. The NCP is an Over the Road truck driver. Also this is a... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 8, 2020

You can hire a private attorney to enforce the order.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Will the family I am staying with get in trouble?

My mom left me at home for almost 6 months by myself and I went to school for the rest of the school year until the COVID broke out. She gave me permission to stay at my friends house for the rest of summer until I was ready to go with her to Florida where she was at. I asked her permission to go... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 6, 2020

I’m sorry you are going through this. Until you are 18, your parent calls the shots on where you live. Perhaps you can try speaking with her again about this in a calm manner, since you are three months from being 18. But if she doesn’t agree to it, then you have to go with her until you are... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATION IN GA

My ex wife and I were divorced two years ago. We have a 6 year old daughter, who we have share custody of (equal time). However, the courts labeled her as primary physical parent. I recently remarried and had a son and a step daughter, plus a wife whom doesnt work. I pay 350.00 a month in child... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jun 27, 2020

$350 is such a low amount that it likely would not be worth it to try to file to lower it.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I can't afford a lawyer and I'm fighting a false TPO. How can I best prepare myself? Are audio recordings admissible?

I am pregnant with the petitioner's child and the petitioner claims I am stalking him and that it is not possible that i'm the mother of his child. He is also trying to establish a pattern of violence via two isolated incidents when I was emotional and anxious.

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Jun 24, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your situation. It sounds like you have quite a lot going on in your life right now. It also sounds like you have some exposure to the TPO actually being granted. Many times as attorneys we are able to negotiate and get non-traditional solutions for clients. I would... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: If a father is on the birth certificate but the mother will not let him see the child, what does he need to do?

They also want to do DNA to make sure the child is his.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 24, 2020

The father needs to legitimate. His name on the birth certificate and even a positive DNA test is not enough to establish his legal rights, in the state of Georgia, as the father of the child. Additionally, he may be required to pay child support but still not have legal rights to the child. For... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: My granddaughter had lost coustdy of her two kids, she is indigent, needs help badthey are running over her bad

They took. Her 4 year son, and sent him to arzonia, she is a great mother

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jun 16, 2020

Try contacting legal aid to see if she can get assistance. Additionally, you can try calling the state bar to see if there are any pro bono attorneys in your area. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I live in Ga but the mother moved to california and had the baby there. Where will my child support case be?

Will I have to go to california for court hearing or will she have to come to ga?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 15, 2020

If the mother files for child support, the case will be in the county where you reside in Georgia. It may be helpful to contact an attorney who can assist you with your case.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I'm 18 years old, born 2001. My father has not payed child support since 2010. What can I do about this? Anything?

I'm not sure if I can do anything about this. Even if it's just having him charged with not paying child support. He let my mom and I struggle.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jun 13, 2020

Your mother has to sue him for back child support.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can child support agreements be modified for older kids to include rising expenses to like a car, insurance, college?

As children have gotten to high school and college age, the child support agreement we have doesn’t cover these bigger expenses and leaves no plan for paying for college, cars, car insurance etc. What is best way to address? Don’t want to pay so much in legal fees to handle that it negates... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jun 12, 2020

Parents in Georgia are not required to pay for cars, insurance or college, especially once the children are 18. If he doesn't want to contribute, he won't have to.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I’m seeking a divorce from my husband. Currently I have a TPO against him for threatening my life and our child.

He has violated the TPO 3 separate times since being issued on apr 1,2020. We have a martial home. He has completely cut me off financially. He has had several affairs and currently has his latest gf living in our martial home. Where do I begin to file for a divorce?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jun 10, 2020

You need to contact an attorney and they can help you file for divorce.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I have been making arrears payments to child support and not missed a payment in years, how can I get my fishing license

Case worker says she can not. Lift the hold them.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jun 4, 2020

You can petition the court for a release, or you can pay off the arrears.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I am a male and have been the financial supporter in my marriage for 12.5 years.

During our marriage, my wife have obtained her high school diploma, Associate's, Bachelor's, & Master's degrees through partial benefits through my military veteran status while i have managed to keep our family financially stable. Am i entitled to some sort of spousal benefits.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jun 3, 2020

There are a number of factors that determine whether a spousal support award is appropriate. You should consult with a family law attorney to review the financial circumstances of your specific case to determine your eligibility for spousal support.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex did not deposit certain child support checks dated over 5 months ago. Do I have to re-issue?

Payment amount is not in dispute. My ex simply did not deposit the checks in a timely manner. She's threatening to hold me in contempt if I don't re-issue. I did not defy the settlement agreement, and have paid all child support payments on time in accordance with the agreement. I argue... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jun 3, 2020

It is her responsibility to deposit the checks.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My daughter is 20 in Georgia. I never filed child support. Can I do a civil suit in ga and how

I had a one nite stand and my husband paid to raise her. I was told I could sue hum for 9 years child support civil

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jun 2, 2020

No. Child support would have had to have been requested via a court order while the child was still a minor.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Criminal Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: I was written a bad check intentionally for child support. What do I do about being written a bad check?

*took measures to try and make it get lost in the mail

*went on vacation days after I received check late in the mail (also 2 months late on previous payments)

*check for over 500 (felony GA)

*superior court ordered cs

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jun 2, 2020

File a contempt action.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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