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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can a family member represent me as my lawyer in child support court in the state of Georgia?

My sons father has his sister in law as his lawyer and they are both falsifying information to the court. Isn’t this a conflict of resolution?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 8, 2021

An attorney is allowed to represent a family member if they wish. No one is allowed to falsify information.

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Q: How can I change a child support order without an attorney?

I am in OK. My ex is in GA (where our divorce was, but he's in a different county). My oldest son went to live with him and I kept my youngest so we had new papers drawn up. The support order was calculated on both of our incomes of course but as mine was lower, the order only shows that he... Read more »

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Mar 29, 2021

The best advice is always going to be: "Use an attorney." I'm not sure how the attorney was at fault in your question. If the child support order had been signed, the case was, in effect, over. The attorney would not do anything else once the case was over. If you are stating... Read more »

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Q: there is no court order & Father has been paying & child is 18 years old & out of school is he still Legally obligated ?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 28, 2021

An adult who is 18 and not in high school is emancipated.

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Q: can i have money in a savings account without it being taken for old child support arrears owed? I am making payments.

The child support owed is in Arkansas.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 19, 2021

You will need to contact an Arkansas attorney to determine what collection remedies are available in that state. In Georgia, if there is a judgment for the child support, that can be garnished from a bank account.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Is there a law in GA if either divorced parent spends the night with their current partner it automatic custody lost?

If either divorced parent spends the night with their new partner. No cohabitation is happening. Each parent has their own address separate from their current partner. Ware county, pierce county, Brantley county.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 19, 2021

No, that is not the law.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I am Pro Se and would like a continuance to withdrawal from the final hearing via zoom. I want an in-person hearing.

How do I make this request being Pro Se?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 17, 2021

This may not be possible. Zoom hearings are standard because of the pandemic. Judges are required to hold via zoom absent an emergency.

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Q: Both ncp and I are located in Ga and he was recently served child support papers. How does he have to respond?

I gave birth to our son at the end of 2019. We ended our relationship in 2020 and he hasn't really contributed financially since then. I opened a child support case in January 2021, how long the does child support process usually take?

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 10, 2021

How long the process takes will depend on his response. If he acknowledges paternity right away and is a w-2 employee with regular income, it can be a fairly routine process. However, if he requests a dna test or disputes the presumptive amount of child support requested, that may delay the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Who gets the benefits for Covid relief and dependent tax credit due to custody change in year 2020. See more details!

My ex ended up claiming the kids on taxes and received all the COVID relief money 1st, 2nd, and it looks like the 3rd. Below is the history and im looking for who is the rightful owner of this. Also Ive tried discussing it with the other party several times and the reply i get is "not up for... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 8, 2021

If you have primary custody, you can claim the children as dependents. You can't do anything about the COVID relief money. If your ex owes you child support since September, you can file a contempt for that.

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a part time job be consider a increase of income for the NCP. Will this be included in a child support modification?

Can a IDO apply to two different employers at the same time?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Feb 26, 2021

Yes, if the part time job led to a change in income it can be included in a modification. You will need to report income from all sources.

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Q: Can I recoup money from the custodial parent if I've overpaid Child support? ( Georgia)

He dropped out of school at 17 he will be 20 years old in August of this year (2021) I'm still paying child support. No he is not in college and he does have a job.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Feb 22, 2021

It’s unlikely that you will get money back. You can, however, take steps to get it stopped right now so you don’t pay any longer.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I am currently divorcing in GA, initially this started as a pro se uncontested case but we can’t agree on one issue.

My husband has spent the last 2 years living separately from me at a rehab facility that is faith based. He lives and breathes this place, however some situations have occurred and the lack of structure, control and a system in general to confirm the sobriety of these individuals, their criminal... Read more »

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Feb 19, 2021

I'm not sure what your actual question is. Is it will he be able to take the child to his facility outings? If so, it depends on if it is an appropriate environment for the child, and it sounds as if it is not.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If the father is paying child support and the mother want allow him to get his child an only allow the child see me when

It’s convenient for her. I’m not allowed to get him unless she’s with us. What do I need to do. Paying child support in Alabama. Child lives in Alabama I live in Georgia

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Feb 16, 2021

Where you married to the mother or have you legitimized the child? If the answer is no to both then you have to legal rights to the child and she can do that. In that case, you will need to legitimize the child. Once you do that you will be able to seek a custody arrangement that will give you the... Read more »

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Q: Will court require you to pay back child support for a child you had no knowledge about?

My kids’ dad found out he had an 11yr old son 2 years ago. He was told that he was not the father at first. That someone else was and he even has the other guys name. February 2019 was when he found out the truth. He is now 13 and he’s been giving his mother money since then. He also gives her... Read more »

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Feb 7, 2021

He will not have to pay "back" child support but the mother can ask for expenses of child rearing until there is an Order in place for child support. We would be happy to assist in getting the case situated to minimize his exposure. More importantly, we need to get his child legitimized... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: What happens of my wife is trying to adopt a child during our divorce? Can she adopt without my consent?

We are currently separated, will I be responsible for the child

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 31, 2021

She does not need your consent to divorce. If you do not adopt the child, it will not be your responsibility. Make sure you represented in the divorce so the paperwork is clear.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: i dont like living with my mom. she always yells at me. will me or my dad get in trouble if i run away to his house?

i have lived with my mom since my parents got divorced. i have thought about running away so many times. she always yells at me and is always super mean to me and my brother. im 14, and my brother is 10. we both want to live with our dad. but he is really far behind in child support.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 27, 2021

I’m sorry to that you are not happy at home with your mom. At 14 you can’t just run away and decide where to live. Your dad could consult with an attorney to see if there are options for him to get primary custody. Try talking to your mom about the problems and see if it helps.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can owning a business hurt me for child support?

So if I’m using my vehicle and phones for work, would that still be used as a “personal expense”?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 26, 2021

There are numerous factors that go into determining child support. Owning a business isn’t going to necessarily hurt or help you, it all depends on the factors when child support is determined. You income and expenses will be considered whether you own a business or work for someone who does.

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Q: How can owning a company effect my child support?

I started a small solar construction business with just me and one other employee. Can the business income be used against me for child support?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 26, 2021

It's possible. Some people hide income in the business in various ways. For example, using the business account for personal expenses or paying a lower salary intentionally to suppress income. If you don't already, get a CPA to audit your books and verify your income.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: How can I get custody of my 13 year old her parents abandoned her. She needs mental health help

My niece is 13 years old she has been living with me 4 years now. Her parents moved out of state without her. She wants to see a therapist because she is depressed. They won't give me a paper stating that I can get her medical attention. I can take her to all other doctors appointments except... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 25, 2021

Contact an attorney about filing for emergency custody or a depravation case in juvenile court.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: can I get my stimulus check back if I have never had DNA test or been to court and orders to pay child support

what is the law when it comes to my situation with child support

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 23, 2021

No.

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