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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: If you've been ordered to provide medical insurance, can you put them on Medicaid?

My health plan through my employer doesn't pay until I've met the deductible, and all this out of pocket is breaking me financially.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 15, 2019

If you qualify for medicaid and are able to obtain coverage in that manner, that would meet the requirement to provide health care coverage.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex filed for a modification for custody/child support. I want to prolong it . How?

My ex filed for a modification for child custody / child support. We both have Joint custody me being the primary. I was served with a summons. The paper says I have 30 days to respond. How can I prolong that another 30 days and can I do it without legal representation? I am at transitional center... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 11, 2019

You have to respond in 30 days. Just respond as best you can. You need to provide the court with an address so you can get notices. The response doesn't have to be fancy. Just file a response in plain english addressing the allegations and make sure your address is noted. It must be filed with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Parenteau rights

In the state of Georgia if I sign my parents all rights away well I still have to pay child support I am court ordered to pay but my daughter is not legitimize so I don’t get to see her in the mother wants me to sign my rights away

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 8, 2019

You will still have to pay child support unless she is legally adopted by a stepfather. If you go through the legitimation process you will have legal rights to her and be able to visit her. You may want to consult with an attorney about filing for legitimation. This is not up to the mother, as... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: im looking to get a divorce she has a son that i didnt adopt but changed his last name how would that affect me

we have been married since 12-30-17 got a house,cars aswell but main concern is her son since he is not mine if i have to pay child for her child that is already getting child support

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 6, 2019

You should talk to an attorney about your case. You don't have to pay for her child if he is not legally yours.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: divorce/child support/custody

my son is in jail currently in douglas cty georgia, his wife served him with divorce papers in jail, asking for child support, him to cover all insurance (medical, dental, life) and him to pay anything not covered by insurance, but also saying she wants him to agree to zero contact with the child .... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 2, 2019

He needs to respond to the case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: how can i find a pro bono lawyer for child custody/child support issues?

I am legally divorced from my ex wife. we have joint legal custody, and she has physical custody, this is how our divorce decree is written out. We have our 10 year old son each 50% of the time. She makes $100,000, her wife make near that, and i make $38,000. I want physical custody of our... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 30, 2019

It is unlikely that you will qualify for any legal aid or pro bono services. You should save up to hire an attorney.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Does child support go based and the household income or parents income?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 26, 2019

Just the parties' income is calculated for child support purposes.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can CPS make my hsbd pay cs to his daughters uncle if there is no existing order and hes filed for legitimacy/custody?

Filed Aug 17th ..Havent got a court date since we filed and its been over a month. Now cps is calling a meeting and dna test tomorrow. Child was place w maternal uncle by cps bc mother is mentally unstable to say the least and abuses drugs. She has an older sister as well, that doesn't belong to... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 25, 2019

Without knowing all the facts of the case it's difficult to answer such a question. Most attorneys offer a free consultation. You should consider consulting with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can I file for child support in GA now even if I declined to file when I initially divorced in March 2018?

My divorce was final early last year, and I got custody of my 4 kids. I decided not to file for child support due to my ex wife only getting around $1750/month in VA disability. Since then, she's gotten her disability increased and now gets $3600/month. She also received back pay of over $25k.... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 23, 2019

You don't have to deal with the child support agency at all. You can file a modification of your divorce to ask for divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Do Foreign Child Support orders have to be domesticated from original st to current st before modification can occur?

Originating state is FL. Mother has custody of all children now living in GA.Father pays support via Income Deduction from employer in AL. He is in arrears. One child moved to AL with her father. Father wants CS and Custody modification and has filed in GA. Do original FL CS and Custody orders... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 23, 2019

yes, they do.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Just found out about a possible child in GA. Is it better to voluntarily get a paternity test or wait for a court order

No paternity as of yet has been established. Would I owe back child support for a kid I never knew I had?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 17, 2019

It's never a good idea to wait. Take a test and if the child is yours, start paying child support.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My parents cared for our child for the first 7 years of her life. physically and financially. During this period my and

myself were dealing with our own demons, but now she is wanting back support. is this legal and how would i overcome it in the court system of Georgia?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 14, 2019

You need to discuss your case with an attorney in order to get specific advice about your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How is child support calculated for instance my income is 1200.00 a month in the custody parent my ex makes 2500.00
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 13, 2019

That isn't enough information. In order to calculate child support, you need both parties' incomes, day care costs, education costs, medical costs, insurance costs, deviations if either party has additional children or support obligations, sports costs, extracurricular costs, tutoring, etc.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My husband has been paying child support for his daughter regularly for over 9 years.

We have never had any contact with the child at the request of her mother. She also requested 5 years ago that my husband allow her husband to adopt because he is the only father she knows. He agreed it was in her best interest and we never heard anything else about it. Recently within the last... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 13, 2019

Child support terminates upon adoption. They are refunding you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Help with legitimization and father’s rights

My bf’s child’s mother is seeking TANF, which is seeking to put him on child support. She has a medical condition that CAN prevent her from working, but she can still work, she just doesn’t want to. She admitted (via text message) that she doesn't want him involved with his baby but keeps... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 9, 2019

There isn't an actual question posted, but you should consult with a family law attorney about filing for legitimation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: once a temporary custody order has been dismissed do you have to start the process over?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 3, 2019

There isn't enough information to answer the question. You need to consult with a family law attorney about your options.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I'm trying to get a modification of a child support order, and would like to know if I have everything needed to proceed

I have done the child support addendum, and also the worksheet.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Aug 29, 2019

Filing a modification of child support is more detailed than just presenting a child support worksheet and addendum. It often requires the exchange of updated financial documents. You should consider at least consulting with an attorney to discuss your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Collections for Georgia on
Q: Can child support be collected from 2 sources of income in Georgia?

My ex husband is in the national guard reserves. He quit one job and started a new one. He did not report it. Somehow Ga started taking child support out of his monthly drill check but it's not even half of what he is supposed to pay. I reported his new job on my case once I found out where he... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 27, 2019

Yes, the other job can be garnished. It probably will go faster if you hired a private attorney to handle the Income Withholding Order.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How do I file for medical expenses?

My son was born in April 2018.

We recently finished custody court.

I filed for child support in October 2018, in Georgia. They lost the DNA test, I had to take him back again, prolonging the process.....and they are just now finalizing it, IN JULY, I haven’t received any payments... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Aug 27, 2019

You should be working with an attorney on this so that it is handled correctly and promptly. You should consult with an attorney who can help you going forward. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex hasn't paid child support in over 6 years. The arrears are over $31,000.00.

She was served with papers to show up for a contempt of court charge but left Georgia and moved to another state. Several years passed with nothing being done and this past year moved back with her new husband. They both work with her family under the table and I provided all the information I... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 24, 2019

You need to hire a private attorney to sue her for contempt.

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