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Q: Is child support still warranted if there is joint physical custody with a 60/40 split? If so, who pays?

My ex husband and I have had joint custody of my daughter since we divorced 7 years ago. However, I have had primary custody of her legally. My daughter has expressed interest in living with her dad during the week, which is fine, as long as I still have my time with her. I have always had her... Read more »

Joseph E. Cheeley, III
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answered on Sep 25, 2022

Child support will be recalculated based on income and other factors. I can't say whether you will or will not owe child support.

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Q: both parties agree on change to custody and financial agreement of children. what needs to happen to be legally binding.

is there a form that cam just be filled out and signed by judge?

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 24, 2022

There isn't one form. There are 6 different documents that need to be filed in order For this to be done correctly. You definitely want to hire an attorney to handle this, because if it is not done correctly, it could be more costly later o

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Q: My Ex (NCP) has not paid child support in 60 days. Do i need a lawyer to file contempt of court?

I no longer have a lawyer ( he lost his license). I cant afford another lawyer for the $293 monthly child support payments he makes.

Naja Burroughs
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Naja Burroughs
answered on Sep 12, 2022

Whether you "need" a lawyer to file a contempt action is a matter of opinion and likely depends on the facts of your case. You do not have to have a lawyer to file a contempt action, however. Cobb County Superior Court's web page has a link to Forms that a pro se litigant (a person... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can and opposing attorney bring up reasons not listed in a petition for custody hearing?

If a petitioner says their reasoning is for a specific thing, can they bring up other evidence not listed in their petition during a hearing.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 12, 2022

Yes, they can bring up anything that is related to the best interest of the child.

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Q: Am I allowed to have my son miss a supervised visit with dad for family vacations?

I currently have joint legal custody with my baby's father, and sole physical custody of my son. I am going on vacation to see my family which we do once a year so that we can all be together. My son's supervised visits are always supervised on public by someone that both parents chose,... Read more »

Joseph E. Cheeley, III
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answered on Sep 2, 2022

You will need to follow the terms of the court order.

As an alternative, you may propose another day as a makeup, or agree to make the visit on the trip virtual and a makeup visitation. Any agreement should be in writing.

Otherwise, your visitation schedule may need to be revised.

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Q: I Have Heard That A Man Does Not Have To Pay Child Support If He Had Multiple Chicken By Multiple Women. Is This True?

Please forgive my WORD PREDICTION. I'm quite certain I typed CHILDREN Instead of CHICKEN.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 28, 2022

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can alimony be contested after final divorce if ex has made no attempt to get a job... refused some items in decree.

Divorce final for a year, alimony was set at 4 years (negotiated) + higher child support. I have 50-50 with daughter (10) and primary on son (15). She refuses to obtain life insurance as in decree and is completely living out of her means with no attempt to better herself or get a job.... Read more »

Tiffany R. Lunn-White
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answered on Aug 27, 2022

Whether alimony can be modified is evaluated by how your Final Judgment and Decree of Divorce is written. You must have an experienced attorney review it and advise you accordingly.

Additionally, if your ex-wife is not following the Decree, you have the right to pursue action against her...
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Q: My ex-wife told the court that she was going to move farther away from where she was living.

I did not get joint custody but visitation. I wanted joint custody but it was not feasible. She never moved. I pay a good amount in child support and I was paying part of day care. As of a year ago I pay the same amount to her even though he no longer is in daycare. I make about $200 dollars... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Aug 22, 2022

You need a modification of custody in child support. Even though you mentioned you do not have a lot of money for the case, a reasonable budget for an hourly attorneys is at least $10,000 - $15,000 for this type of case.

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Q: Child Support in Georgia question is in the more information area below. Thank you

My ex husband and I have joint custody. Our daughter 16 (he adopted her at 2), hasn't had contact for 2 1/2 years. He hasn't payed child support at all. She was being treated very badly, and starting having issues, even had to have counseling..I tried to communicate and discuss it but... Read more »

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Aug 18, 2022

If the ex-husband was ordered to pay child support and is not, then file a motion for contempt to enforce the order.

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Q: How does a new order trump an old order? Old child support case still open with a new child support case open as well?

Old case he had custody I paid child support new case I have custody I am still paying him cs the cs Dept says my new order doesn’t say to stop the enforcement so they can continue to enforce is this legal?

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Aug 18, 2022

Yes. If the new order does not contemplate child support, then the prior order would be binding as to child support. You would need to file a child support modification petition to have the child support changed.

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Q: Can a father take a mother to court for visitation rights. When the father is backup on child support,

The father don’t volunteer to do nothing for child skips months without paying child support. Backup on child support. Had baby out of wedlock. Never been married, and father mad cause I said child couldn’t go on a family vacation so he want to take me to court, but haven’t did anything.

Naja Burroughs
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Naja Burroughs
answered on Aug 17, 2022

Although it's frustrating to not receive regular, dependable financial support for your child, the courts do not condition visitation upon payment of child support. This means that a parent can regularly fail to help support his/her child, yet still be entitled to spend time with that child.... Read more »

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Q: if i was never served any child support papers can i be arrested and took to jail
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jul 21, 2022

Service needs to be perfected before a case can move forward. But you need to pay child support if you have a child who does not live with you.

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Q: I have a 24-year-old sister who's physically and mentally disabled. If she burned herself who would be held responsible?

My Mother files her as a dependent but does not legally have power of attorney over her. I am home most of the time with her and help take care of her with cooking and changing while my mom and dad work.

Joseph E. Cheeley, III
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answered on Jun 4, 2022

No one would be liable.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I was ordered to pay child support for my daughter who will be 19 in June She's in college but has nothing to do with

I have continued to pay even though they were never compliant about ordered visitation . They have turned my daughter against me . Do I continue to pay??

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 13, 2022

Child support typically ends at 18 or when they are finished with high school. She’s no longer a child, so unless there is some reason in your order that you have to keep paying it then you should be able to no longer do so. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of... Read more »

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Q: I currently on child support for 2 kids but one of them have been staying with me for 2 years and i still pay.

could i get my money back?

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on May 8, 2022

You cannot get your money back. You need to file for custody and a child support modification.

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Q: Found out who father of daughter is after many yeas can I ask forsupport.

This is for support of my friendwho needs help

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 6, 2022

Yes, she can seek child support. There will be a DNA test done to prove the person is the father. If he is found to be the biological father then he will likely be ordered to pay child support. She should consult with an attorney who can help with the process.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I need legal help very bad. I have filed for divorce back in 2017 and my x refused to show up for court

My x convinced his parents to call DFCS bc he thought I was on drugs (really bc he later learned I had started dating someone)

His parents are millionaires (truth) and managed to get temporary custody now refusing to give her back bc they don’t like my boyfriend

Judge said I... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 6, 2022

It does sound like you have a lot going on. You should consult with an attorney who can review the case in detail and provide you with guidance. If you can’t afford an attorney try contacting Legal Aid to see if you qualify for assistance.

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Q: I voluntarily closed a reunification because dfcs and my kids father defense. Mentally I'm ready now how do I reopen?

I called dfcs for assistance and explained how I had nothing and nobody to help me after losing my car and having to quit my job no daycare choices for my hours. Mentally I became worse the more they tries to "help" to where I responded I rather die before you continue embarrassing me.... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 6, 2022

You have a lot going on here. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail, help you sort it all out, and provide you with guidance.

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